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Traffic Lights

Volume 172: debated on Tuesday 15 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his reply to the right hon. Member for Worthing of 21 February, Official Report, column 818, if, he will intervene to ensure that the traffic lights at the junction of St. George's road and Garden way, London, are not operated in future.

The London borough of Southwark is the responsible highway authority for St. George's road and Garden Row. Representations about the future of the traffic lights at the junction of these two roads should be directed to that council. I understand, however, that the early indications are that the pedestrian accident rate has in fact improved since the lights were installed.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what timetable was set for the installation of additional traffic signals at the junction of Newham way, A 13 and Tollgate road, Beckton; when he now expects them to be operational; and if he will state the reasons for any delay.

I regret the delay in installing the new traffic signals which was originally planned for last summer. This was due to several factors including difficulties over design and contract procedures. Tendering is in hand with a view to work starting in July for completion in October.