HC Deb 17 June 1936 vol 313 c987
44. Mr. TINKER

asked the Minister of Transport the number of level crossings, railways, there are in this country; and what steps his Department is taking to remove them?


There are some 1,050 railway level crossings on classified roads in Great Britain, the total number of railway and colliery crossings on classified and unclassified roads being some 4,560. I am ready to entertain applications from highway authorities for grants at the rate of 75 per cent. of the approved net cost of eliminating level crossings on classified roads or on other roads of substantial through traffic value.


Has the Minister power to override the various objections of the railway authorities to the removal of crossings?


No; I am not a highway authority. We simply sit at the receipt of custom.