HC Deb 26 March 1930 vol 237 c415

asked the Minister of Transport what progress has been made in the negotiations between the county borough of Grimsby, the Grimsby and Immingham Rural District Councils, and the Lindsey County Council respecting the making of a direct road between the ports of Grimsby and Immingham; and, with a view to relieving unemployment in this area, will he urge these local authorities to expedite these negotiations?


It was proposed in November last to hold a conference between representatives of the Lindsey County Council, the Grimsby Corporation and officers of my Department to discuss the proposal for constructing a road between Grimsby and Immingham. The county council declined to take part in the conference, however, on the ground that they were not prepared to contribute towards the construction of the road, and in the circumstances I do not feel that I could successfully urge the local authorities to re-open negotiations.


Is it not possible for the hon. Member to make special representations to the Lindsey County Council, as they appear to be the only authority standing out?


As my reply indicates, such Action was taken in November, but the county council definitely replied that they would not contribute.