HC Deb 29 July 1924 vol 176 cc1885-6
37. Viscount CURZON

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has taken any steps to inquire into the possibility of doing away with level-crossings across our main arterial roads and substituting bridges for them; and whether he intends to do anything in the matter, in view of the employment which would be forthcoming for skilled and unskilled labour if this be done?


Yes, I have been inquiring into this, and as part of the general scheme now under consideration for the improvement of some of the principal trunk roads of the country, we are proposing to get rid of certain level crossings. In addition to this, as I have already explained to the Noble Lord, I am always ready to consider favourably applications from highway authorities for assistance to any practical proposals of a similar nature on important roads.