§ 21. Mr. HACKING
asked the Minister of Transport whether any and, if so, how many schemes have been submitted to him during the past six months to abolish some of the 133 level crossings over railways in the administrative county of Lancashire?
§ The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Herbert Morrison)
No schemes providing for the abolition of level crossings in Lancashire have been submitted to me during the past six months.
§ Mr. HACKING
In view of the great unemployment existing in Lancashire, could not the Minister take action to see that schemes are submitted?
§ Mr. MORRISON
I have already done so. We have communicated, by circular and otherwise, with the county council and brought all pressure to bear. Indeed, we are willing to give 75 per cent. grants in approved cases.