HC Deb 11 November 1936 vol 317 cc865-6
64. Mr. RILEY

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has under consideration the planning of broad one-way motor roads from London to Scotland, London to Lancashire, and London to the West of England?


No, Sir.


Has the right hon. Gentleman given no consideration whatever to the planning of such roads; and, if that be the case, does he not consider that such roads would be of great national utility?


I have often given consideration to this matter, but, in a thickly populated and thickly roaded country such as ours, I am not prepared to recommend embarking on the construction of an entirely new road system. I think that our task is to improve the system which we now have.