HC Deb 12 March 1928 vol 214 cc1520-1
75. Major CARVER

asked the Minister of Transport what steps are being taken to connect up the road to Howden, on the East Riding side of the new Booth-ferry bridge, which structure is announced as being ready for traffic next October; whether his Department has received a scheme and plans for this road from the local authority; and if he will expedite matters?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)

The scheme in question is before me, but no agreement has yet been reached as to the allocation of the cost. I am endeavouring to expedite a settlement.


Is my right hon. Friend aware that this is a district council second-class road and likely to become a main arterial road, and does he realise that the local authority are quite unable to bear any of the expense involved?

Colonel ASHLEY

I am aware of all that, and I am doing my best to get a settlement. I cannot do more.