HC Deb 16 February 1955 vol 537 c381
49. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, in asking all highway authorities for their proposals in respect of classified roads, what time limit he has given for the receipt of such schemes; and what specific projects he has ruled out in making this request.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The answer to both parts of the Question is, "None, Sir."

Mr. Janner

What does the right hon. Gentleman propose to do about accepting the schemes? Does he intend to wait until he has them all in before making a decision? If so, why does he not set a time limit within which schemes must be submitted?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Clearly, other things being equal, if schemes are submitted earlier they have a chance of earlier approval, but many of these schemes involve a good deal of work for the local highway authorities, and it would be unfair to those with difficult schemes to handle to give them a time limit to which they might not be able to keep.

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