HC Deb 09 February 1955 vol 536 c1889
24. Mr. Watkins

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation the approximate length of the A40 road, Brecon to Llandovery, over which he has given clearance for the firing by heavy artillery from the proposed Trecastle gunsite to the Sennybridge Range; how many vehicles used this road at the last traffic census; and to what extent it was then used by children either walking or conveyed to school.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

About 2,600 yards and, according to the census taken in August, 1954, about 1,500 vehicles a day. Ten children usually walk along the road to school and eight are conveyed.

Mr. Watkins

What precautions will the right hon. Gentleman take through his agents, the Breconshire County Council, to safeguard children going along this road and visitors going from London to West Wales from the effect of this firing over the trunk road?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The safety precautions to be taken are the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War, to whom I think that question should be put.

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