Skip to main content

Royal Parks (Speed Limit Notices)

Volume 245: debated on Monday 24 November 1930

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.


asked the First Commissioner of Works if he will consider some means of lighting the speed-limit notices now posted up at the entrances to the Royal parks so as to ensure adequate visibility at night?

The boards at present erected are experimental and, where it is proved to be necessary, will be replaced by notices in reflecting material, or illuminated signs.

Has the attention of the right hon. Gentleman been drawn to the fact that many of these notice boards are on lamp posts and that, as the light is diffused horizontally instead of vertically, there are no means of seeing the board under the lamp at night?

If the hon. and gallant Member will speak to me afterwards and tell me where the notices are of which he complains, I will have the matter looked into.

Can the right hon. Gentleman say what he means by "experimented"? Does he mean that it is an experiment whether the speed limit is to be maintained or not?

So far as I am concerned, the speed limit is going to be kept, and may be reduced.

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in many of the Royal Parks there is no notice about speed limits?