HC Deb 17 July 1929 vol 230 cc432-3
71. Captain CROOKSHANK

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has under consideration any scheme which will involve the removal or demolition of St. Benedict's Church, Lincoln, in order to facilitate local arrangements for the parking of motor cars?


Consideration has been given from time to time to a suggestion of the Lincoln City Council for the reconstruction of a new road between the High Street and the Gainsborough-Doncaster road, in order to relieve the congestion of traffic at the Stonebow. Such a proposal would, I believe, involve the removal or demolition of St. Benedict's Church. The details of the scheme have not been submitted to me, and I am not in a position to express any opinion on it. I am not aware that the provision of parking space is included.


Is the hon. Member aware that any scheme which would involve the demolition of a church would be very adversely considered in Lincolnshire as a whole, and will he see that no financial assistance is given to such a scheme by his Department?


I quite anticipate that such objections may be raised, and the hon. and gallant Member may be certain that they will be taken into the fullest account.