HC Deb 03 February 1937 vol 319 cc1596-7
54. Mr. Day

asked the Minister of Transport whether his Department have arrived at any definite decision in connection with the experiments conducted to determine the skid resistance of various road surfaces in varying weather conditions; and can he give particulars of any deductions that can be made?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

The conclusions reached are summarised in publications entitled "Experimental Works on Roads" issued annually by my Department and in a special report entitled "Road Surface Resistance to Skidding" published recently in conjunction with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.

Captain Sir William Brass

Will my right hon. Friend consider the advisability of not allowing any grant to local authorities which do not put these surfaces down in the different areas?


Yes, Sir.

Mr. Levy

Will my right hon. Friend consider the fact that skidding may be due to the camber of the road apart from the surface of the road?