§ 136. Mr. Driberg
asked the Minister of Transport how soon he expects to have completed his review of the system of uncontrolled pedestrian crossings; and if, when he has received his divisional road engineer's report on the need for these crossings at Witham, Essex, he will endeavour to provide such of them as may be found necessary before the summer months with their heavy traffic through this town.
§ Mr. Barnes
This review will necessarily take some months. Meanwhile I hope that we can avoid as far as possible 21W proposals for additional crossings since the aim is to achieve a substantial reduction in the total number.
§ 137. Viscount Hinchingbrooke
asked the Minister of Transport what associations of local authorities and road users he has consulted on the proposed new pedestrian crossing regulations; and when the regulations will be tabled.
§ Mr. Barnes
I give below a list of the Associations of local authorities with whom I am in consultation. I propose also to consult associations representing road users. The regulations will not be tabled until I have considered the comments of these bodies and until the local authorities have been given time to review their schemes and bring them into line with the proposed new policy.
Following is the list:
- The Association of Municipal Corporations.
- The County Councils Association.
- The Metropolitan Boroughs' Standing Joint Committee.
- The Rural District Councils' Association.
- The Urban District Councils' Association.
- The Association of Counties of Cities in Scotland.
- The Association of County Councils in Scotland.
- The Convention of Royal Burghs in Scotland.