HC Deb 29 March 1927 vol 204 c1043

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has received representations concerning traffic congestion between Trafford Park, Manchester, and the Eccles and Salford areas, complaining that a large number of workpeople travelling to and from their employment are held up unduly, and suggesting that either a passenger way should be added to Trafford Bridge, a high level footbridge erected over the Ship Canal, or a tunnel constructed underneath; whether he has given consideration to those representations, and what decision, if any, has been reached?

Colonel ASHLEY

A letter embodying these suggestions reached me a short time ago, and as soon as I have had time to inquire into the matter I will communicate with the hon. Member. I would, however, remind him that the initiation of improvements of the character indicated rests primarily with the local authorities and public bodies concerned.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that it is stated that some local authorities have already moved in the matter, and cannot secure the help of other local authorities? Will the Minister of Transport help to get all the local authorities concerned to come together?

Colonel ASHLEY

I was not aware that the movement had gone so far as that, but I will consider the hon. Gentleman's suggestion.

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