§ Colonel Mason
asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been drawn to the inadequate traffic control at Thornton Heath pond; whether he is aware that no protection is afforded1902W
in the years 1918–19 to 1936–37 inclusive, with the estimated figures for 1937–38, and the proportion thereof attributable to direct and indirect taxes respectively:
to pedestrians crossing the road at this spot; and whether he will remove the railings opposite business premises along this section of the London Road on account of the heavy loss to tradesmen caused by their presence?
§ Mr. Burgin
For some time past proposals have been under consideration for improving the scheme of traffic control at this difficult junction, from the point of view both of the movement of traffic and of safety of pedestrians. I am glad to say that these proposals have now been agreed and that the work will shortly be put in hand. The proposals do not include the removal of the pedestrian guard rails as I am satisfied that these are required in the interests of safety.