HC Deb 08 May 1935 vol 301 c959
21. Mr. TINKER

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is in a position to make a statement as to the lighting of the new East Lancashire road, Manchester to Liverpool; and whether the Lancashire County Council have come to a decision?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Hore-Belisha)

I have, of course, as the hon. Gentleman is aware, no powers with regard to lighting, and I am informed by the Lancashire County Council that they have decided to leave the lighting of the East Lancashire road to the local authorities through whose areas the road passes. One of the few sections of the road which has been developed, namely, that which passes through the urban district of Swinton and Pendlebury, has already been provided with street lighting by the council of that district.


Will the hon. Gentleman get in touch with the local authorities and use his influence with them to have this road lighted?


I will certainly lay the hon. Member's views before the county council, but I think the situation, on the whole, is not unsatisfactory.