HC Deb 29 July 1931 vol 255 cc2275-6
39 and 40. Sir C. RAWSON

asked the Minister of Transport, (1) whether the new Hog's Back by-pass road will be constructed of all British materials; and of what the surface will consist;

(2) whether he will consider in the surfacing of the new Hog's Back by-pass different systems on the six sections to test durability and non-slipperiness, including a section of specially dressed British setts?


I assume that the questions refer to the Guildford-Godalming By-Pass Road. This road is not considered suitable for the construction of experimental sections of surfacing, as they would have to be imposed on the concrete running surface which forms an integral part of the approved scheme. With the exception of a small quantity of bitumen for the footways, which is being obtained from Empire sources, all the materials used for the construction of this road will be of British origin.