HC Deb 20 May 1924 vol 173 c2008
68. Sir E. ILIFFE

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that there are many districts and villages in Great Britain not served by a railway line or by a road capable of supporting a regular motor-omnibus service; and whether he will consider the needs of such districts and the desirability of providing them with roads capable of supporting a motor-omnibus service connecting them with the nearest market towns at the cost largely of the Road Fund, in preference to expending £1,500,000 of that fund on the proposed new road between Glasgow and Edinburgh, between which towns there already exist three serviceable roads, three railways, and a canal?


I am aware of the facts set forth by the hon. Member, and have made large grants on a generous scale towards the improvement and strengthening of rural roads, for the purposes indicated in the second part of the question As regards the new Glasgow-Edinburgh road, I would refer to the answer I have just given to the hon. Member.

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