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Volume 115: debated on Thursday 7 May 1987

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South Park Primary School, Ilford

10.5 pm

It is my honour to present a petition that includes over 400 names of parents of pupils at the South Park primary school, Ilford.

The Petition showeth
That their children are at risk by virtue of their inability to cross the road outside the school without having to move between parked motor vehicles, in that the zig-zag, no parking, school lines are advisory and not mandatory.
Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your honourable House will urge the Government to make the said signs mandatory as soon as possible.
It is a special pleasure to present this petition, not only because the school is an excellent one with a splendid headmaster, Mr. Drew, and a dedicated staff, but because it is where I started my full-time education. The petitioners hope that the Government will take note of the petition for the benefit of pupils in schools throughout the country. I am indebted to Mrs. Janet Smyth of Tavistock gardens, Mr. David Peacock of Brixham gardens and Mrs. Jean Jones of Breamore road, Seven Kings, for their splendid efforts in bringing forward this petition, of which I hope the Government will take due note.

To lie upon the Table.