HC Deb 02 March 1926 vol 192 cc1236-7
67. Mr. HURD

asked the Minister of Transport what is the estimated cost of reconstruction of classified and unclassified roads, respectively, to make them fit for modern traffic?

Colonel ASHLEY

Both classified and unclassified roads vary so considerably in width, strength and condition that it is impossible to quote a generally applicable figure for their reconstruction, the cost of which is also greatly influenced by the availability of local road materials.


How can my right hon. Friend advise the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the proposal to raid the Road Fund unless he is also able to tell him how much money it is necessary to put from the Road Fund to the repair of these roads?

Colonel ASHLEY

I am not at all sure that I agree with the assumption of my hon. Friend.


Would it not be more advisable. if the right hon. Gentleman stopped the arterial roads and did a little more in repairing the existing roads?