§ 75. Mr. F. Anderson
asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has 2078 been called to the recent heavy snowfall on the Penrith-Shap road, causing serious delay to traffic, some lorries being stranded for several days; and will he, before expending moneys on the road referred to, consider favourably the West Coast road, as proposed by the Cumberland County Council, becoming the main trunk road and thus avoid the treacherous route via Shap?
§ Mr. Burgin
I have tinder consideration the proposals of the county council for better road communication in West Cumberland. I have, however, no power to amend the schedule to the Trunk Roads Act in the manner suggested, nor do I think that there is any ground for doing so.