HC Deb 04 July 1935 vol 303 cc2000-1
39. Sir C. RAWSON

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will consider exercising the powers inherited by him from the Road Board under the Act of 1910 to build and maintain, entirely at the cost of the Road Fund, a new road, free from ribbon development, from London to Brighton, in view of the fact that the major portion of the traffic originates in London and terminates in Brighton?


In addition to the fact that the Southern Railway have provided a regular, frequent and fast service of electric trains from London to Brighton, grants have been and are being made on a considerable scale to improve and in some places to by-pass the existing highway, and in these circumstances it would seem at the present moment uneconomic to embark upon the construction of an entirely new road.

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