HC Deb 01 March 1926 vol 192 cc1034-5

asked the Minister of Transport if his attention has been called to the recent fatal and serious accidents which have occurred on the Aber Road between Nantymoel and Ogmore Vale; if he is aware that the road is the only route for vehicular traffic between the two towns and that for a considerable distance there is no footpath for pedestrians; and, seeing that the Ogmore and Garw Urban District Council have made repeated applications to the owner of the land for the sale of a narrow strip of what is at present waste mountain land in order to make a footpath for the safety of pedestrians without result, will he take steps to remove this public danger?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)

My attention had not previously been drawn to these matters. As regards the last part of the question, I do not think that any action on my part is necessary, as adequate powers are available to local authorities for the purpose of acquiring lands needed for improvements of this nature.