HC Deb 07 April 1937 vol 322 cc175-6
16. Mr. Ede

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has yet formulated any proposals for the more adequatee and uniform lighting of the roads for which he is now the highway authority; and whether he has taken any steps to secure the co-operation of the lighting authorities and the electricity and gas undertakers concerned?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

A survey of the needs of 4,500 miles of trunk roads will necessarily take a considerable time, and lighting cannot be separated from other questions of layout and construction relating to the modernisation of these highways. In any case, a satisfactory policy in relation to lighting cannot be formulated until the Departmental Committee on Street Lighting have made their final report.

17. Mr. Ede

asked the Minister of Transport the number of miles of trunk roads for which he is the highway authority on which he proposes to provide footpaths during the year ending 31st March, 1938?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

In advance of the survey I cannot say with precision, but I hope 120 in the current year.