§ 50. Captain STRICKLAND
asked the Minister of Transport whether the Roads Department of the Ministry is in possession of particulars of the number and situation of all road bridges where the bridge authority have placed notices prohibiting the use of the bridges by vehicles exceeding a specified weight; and, if not, whether he will cause the information to be collected and published so that it may be made available to road users?
These particulars are not at present in the possession of my Department. The future position in respect to weak bridges arises in connection with the provisions of the Road and Rail Traffic Bill now in another place.
§ Captain STRICKLAND
Will the Minister take steps to have this information prepared, at a very early date, as it is a great inconvenience to road transport not to know the location of bridges which, in the Minister's opinion, are deemed to be weak?
There are no valid notices at the present moment with regard to weak bridges. With regard to future notices, it would be more convenient to discuss the matter to-morrow when we deal with a message from another place.