– in the House of Commons on 15th May 1930.
asked the Home Secretary whether any decision has yet been reached in consultation with the City of London police for the provision of automatic traffic signals in the streets of the Metropolitan and City areas; and whether he will consider sending a mission of police officers to study the methods in use in Paris, Barcelona and other cities of the Continent?
The question of these signals is being dealt with by the London and Home Counties Traffic Advisory Committee, on which the Metropolitan Police and City Police are both represented. The methods in use in certain continental cities, including Paris, have already been investigated by a representative of the Metropolitan Police, and the possibility of obtaining useful information by visits to foreign countries is being constantly borne in mind.
Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that the traffic conditions of London are not capable of improvement?
Is not the traffic control in London infinitely superior to that in Paris and Barcelona?
Has the right hon. Gentleman's attention been called to the success of this system in certain provincial cities, namely, Manchester and Birmingham?