HC Deb 22 June 1955 vol 542 cc1299-300
53. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation how many accidents occurred and how many persons were killed and injured in 1954 or in the latest year for which figures are available on the roads A40 from the outskirts of Ross to Abergavenny, A465 from Abergavenny to Hirwaun, A470 from Cardiff to Merthyr Tydvil, and on A48 and A4067 from the western boundary of Newport, Monmouthshire, to the northern boundary of Swansea, respectively.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The information requested by the hon. Member will take some time to collect. I will send it to him as soon as I can.

Mr. Freeman

Is it not a fact that these figures will indicate that there are many more accidents, as well as deaths and injuries, on these main roads than there are on an average on main roads throughout the country? If so, what steps is the right hon. Gentleman taking to make an immediate and steady improvement of these main roads in South Wales?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Perhaps the hon. Member will await the figures, which I will send him as soon as I can, before he draws any deductions from them.