§ Mr. Albert Evans
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will take steps to encourage local authorities to provide more play streets in urban areas.
§ Mr. MacColl
Local authorities were advised in a Ministry of Transport Circular No. 787 dated 12th July, 1961, to consider using the powers to make Street Playground Orders under section 49 of the Road Traffic Act, 1960, as a contribution to the safety of children in urban areas where there is insufficient recreational space. My right hon. Friend does not think it is necessary for him to issue any further advice but he will keep the subject under examination.