HC Deb 25 January 1937 vol 319 cc556-7
67. Mr. Messer

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions for dangerous driving and how many for careless driving were instituted by the Metropolitan Police in 1936 when there had been no accident and how many following an accident; and how many convictions were secured in the above prosecutions?

The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd)

The desired figures will be found in a table which, with the hon. Member's permission, I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

employing only materials made in this country for the construction of roads?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport (Captain Austin Hudson)

It is already a condition of grants from the Road Fund that all materials shall, as far as practicable, be of United Kingdom origin.

Mr. Thorne

Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman take into serious consideration the use of tar made in England on tar macadam roads?

75. Mr. Lennox-Boyd

asked the Minister of Transport the approximate average cost of maintenance per square yard of the following types of road-surfacing: water-bound macadam, tar-bound macadam, cement-bound macadam, asphalt and concrete?

Captain Hudson

I cannot give my hon. Friend figures because conditions in different parts of the country are not comparable.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Does not my hon. and gallant Friend think it would be possible to obtain some figures?

Captain Hudson

We have certain figures but they are not very accurate because of different circumstances in different parts of the country. For instance, in stone-producing counties it may be cheaper to have the roads of stone, which might not be so elsewhere.

77. Mr. Crowder

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will advise local authorities that when selecting the type of road surface to be adopted due regard be paid to those having maximum visibility at night and non-skid properties?

Captain Hudson

Yes, Sir.