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Sign-Posting, London Area

Volume 440: debated on Monday 21 July 1947

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asked the Minister of Transport whether he will review the sign-posting of roads out of London, and especially those south of the river, in view of its inadequacy and the trouble caused to motorists resulting therefrom.

Sign-posting in London will be improved when supplies are available. In a circular to highway authorities on 1st March, 1946, I asked them to consider the erection of further direction signs of the type recommended by the Departmental Committee on Traffic Signs.

Will the Minister bear in mind that speed is of the essence of this matter and that under present arrangements there is considerable wastage of petrol and unnecessary wear and tear of tyres?

On a previous Question, evidently speed was regarded as advantageous. I will take notice of my hon. Friend's statement.

Can the Minister say when he expects these supplies to be available?

Will the right hon. Gentleman ensure that when these designs are introduced they will read, "Turn Right. It's the only way out"?