HC Deb 26 April 1932 vol 265 cc200-1

asked the Minister of Transport if he can give an estimate of the saving that would be achieved if all first-class roads were reduced to a second-class basis for upkeep and repair?

Captain AUSTIN HUDSON (Lord of the Treasury)

I have been asked to reply. It is not clear whether my hon. Friend desires to suggest a reduction in the rate of grant to highway authorities or a general lowering of the standard of maintenance irrespective of the nature of the traffic using the roads in question. Perhaps he would discuss the matter with my hon. Friend the Minister of Trans port.