HC Deb 18 March 1931 vol 249 cc2012-3

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the fact that there are 133 level crossings over railways in the administrative county of Lancashire and that no schemes for the elimination of any of these level crossings have been approved for grant from the Road Fund during the past two years, he will use his influence to see that schemes are prepared and submitted to him without delay, with a view to improving the present position?


The initiation of schemes for the abolition of level crossings is a matter which must rest with the highway authorities concerned, who are well aware that grants of 75 per cent. of the approved net cost are available from the Road Fund towards carrying out works of this nature I may add that negotiations are in progress in respect of three important level crossings in Lancashire.

35. Mr. EDE

asked the Minister of Transport how many schemes have been submitted to his Department since 1st June, 1929, for abolishing level crossings; how many have been approved; how many disapproved; and how many are still under consideration?


To collect the complete return required by my hon. Friend necessitates a reference to my divisional staff; as soon as these inquiries have been made I will communicate the result to my hon. Friend.


Has not the removal of the speed limit on these fast-going vehicles turned all our roads into level crossings?