§ 39. Mr. Shepherd
asked the Minister of Transport in how many road repairs and replacements for which he was responsible during the last two years, wooden blocks have been laid as a road surface.
§ Mr. Barnes
No wood blocks have been used during the last two years for repairs and replacements on trunk roads for which I am responsible. On other roads wood blocks have not been used for repairing any substantial lengths, but only for patching roads already paved with that material, and for some bridges. The Barton Swing Bridge, 65 yards in length was repaired with wood blocks last year.
§ Mr. Shepherd
What is the right hon. Gentleman doing to prevent the use of this lethal surface by local authorities?