§ 59. Mr. BROOKE
asked the Minister of Transport if his attention has been drawn to the delay at the Balloch railway station level crossing and the consequent hold up of traffic; and what action he proposes to take to deal with the matter?
§ The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Herbert Morrison)
The attention of my Department has been called to the delay caused to traffic at the Balloch railway station level crossing. I understand that the delay occurs mainly during a short period in the year when long excursion trains are run, and that the railway companies are endeavouring to find a way to overcome this difficulty. I may add that I am prepared to consider whether assistance can be given by a grant from the Road Fund towards the cost of any definite scheme for the elimination of this level crossing which the highway authority may wish to submit.
§ 87. Major CARVER
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether, in the Government's proposal for unemployment relief schemes, it is intended to include proposals for the closing of level crossings, particularly those situated within town and city boundaries; and whether it is intended that any cost incurred in providing alternative routes (by bridges, etc.) shall be borne out of the Road Fund?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
I have been asked to reply. I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given on 9th July to the hon. Member for Brecon and Radnor (Mr. Freeman), of which I am sending him a copy.
§ Major CARVER
Will the hon. Member take into consideration the claims of Hull in this matter, as it has suffered more than any other place from this grievance?