§ 41. Lieut.-Commander TUFNELL
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the fatal accident which occurred this week at the level crossing at Wormley, in which both the engine driver and fireman of the train involved lost their lives, he will take early steps to expedite the programme for abolishing level crossings throughout the country?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
I am informed that the crossing on which this accident occurred is hot a public road, but part of a private farm track. In order to expedite the abolition of level crossings on important roads, I am ready to make from the Road Fund grants of 75 per cent. of the cost of constructing bridges in their stead, but the initiation of any individual scheme rests, of course, with the responsible highway authority.
§ Sir JOSEPH NALL
Does the same policy of grant apply to the improvement of dangerous level cross roads?