§ 18. Lieut.-Colonel MOORE
asked the Minister of Transport in how many instances during the past 12 months he has refused to assist road improvement schemes on the ground that the instructions contained in the Road Traffic Act of 1930 as to the provision of adequate footpaths and margins for the safety of pedestrians and riders have not been complied with; and whether he can give an assurance that the provision of such facilities is borne in mind in connection with all applications for road grants?
The MINISTER of TRANSPORT
(Mr. Oliver Stanley): Where practical and desirable, footpaths or margins, or both, have been provided in all road widening schemes assisted by grants from the Road Fund during the last 12 months, and the provision of these facilities is always borne in mind. In only one case has it been necesary to refuse a grant oh this account.
§ Mr. BURNETT
Is it not the case that some of the existing footpaths are becoming grass grown owing to disuse?