HC Deb 25 November 1936 vol 318 c419
48. Mr. RANKIN

asked the Minister of Transport whether there are any level crossings on the roads which he is to take over as national trunk roads; and whether he can give an assurance that he will eliminate the level crossings on these roads as soon as he has the power to do so?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave on this matter on 19th November, of which I am sending him a copy.


Does not the right hon. Gentleman think that before expenditure is undertaken on the widening of roads, the abolition of level crossings in the country should have consideration?


For some time past we have been encouraging the elimination of level crossings by offering special grants of 75 per cent. of the cost.