HC Deb 24 April 1928 vol 216 c796

asked the Minister of Transport whether in view of the danger to traffic ore the Bath Road caused by the two narrow gates at the entrances to Savernake Forest, he will consider authorising a grant from the Road Fund towards the reconstruction of these gates so as to allow of a double line of traffic through them?

Colonel ASHLEY

I am aware of the inconvenience caused by these gates and am prepared to assist any feasible proposal which the responsible highway authority may submit for effecting an-improvement.


Is it not the fact that in the heart of London there are many such cases to which, unfortunately, the Ministry has not yet made any contribution?


Arising out of the original answer, will the Minister consider, in reference to this and many other similar cases, the adoption of the simple Gates on Highways Bill which I introduced into the House last Session?

Colenel ASHLEY

This has nothing to do with gates on highways. This concerns a road through a private park.