§ 25. Mr. T. SMITH (for Mr. THORNE)
asked the Minister of Transport whether he has been in communication with the Warrington Town Council in connection with removing the Wilderspool level crossing, which is situated in the centre of Warrington and creates a dangerous bottle-neck; what the approximate cost will be for the removal of the level crossing; and whether the Warrington Council will receive a grant of 75 per cent. of the cost from the Ministry of Transport?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
My divisional road engineer has been in communication with the county borough council regarding the removal of Wilderspool level crossing, but the council have not yet submitted details of their scheme. I am prepared to entertain applications for grants up to 75 per cent. of the net cost falling upon highway authorities in respect of approved schemes for the construction of bridges in lieu of level crossings.