Oral Answers to Questions — Street Signposts (Re-Erection)

– in the House of Commons on 8th October 1942.

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Photo of Sir Spencer Summers Sir Spencer Summers , Northampton

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether in view of the advantage to civil and military transport, especially at night and in fog, he will arrange for signposts to be replaced, knowing that, if necessary, they could be removed again within a few hours?

Photo of Mr Philip Noel-Baker Mr Philip Noel-Baker , Derby

I am glad to inform my hon. Friend that it has been decided, in consultation with the military authorities, and within certain limits and subject to certain conditions, to re-erect signposts in towns. I am taking steps to give effect to this decision with the least possible delay.

Photo of Rear-Admiral Tufton Beamish Rear-Admiral Tufton Beamish , Lewes

Will the hon. Member bear in mind that headlights now shine only very low, and will he consider having signposts placed low, so that they can be seen?

Photo of Mr Philip Noel-Baker Mr Philip Noel-Baker , Derby

I will see that that suggestion is borne in mind.

Photo of Sir Francis Fremantle Sir Francis Fremantle , St Albans

Will my hon. Friend consider replacing some of the signposts in the country districts, which are even more important?

Photo of Mr Philip Noel-Baker Mr Philip Noel-Baker , Derby

Perhaps my hon. Friend will put down a Question on that subject.