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Road Accidents, Southwark

Volume 446: debated on Wednesday 28 January 1948

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asked the Minister of Transport it he is aware that road accidents in the Borough of Southwark were higher in December, 1947, than in any previous month of the year; and if, in view of the large number of lorries by-passing the main roads, Walworth Road, New Kent Road and Old Kent Road, he will prohibit the through passage of heavy traffic in the inner area.

Of the 54 accidents involving death or personal injury which occurred in the borough during December, 49 were on main roads, and only two on roads used by traffic as alternative routes to main roads. I do not think, therefore, that the action suggested by my hon. Friend would be justified.