HC Deb 16 March 1955 vol 538 cc1290-1
42. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if it has yet been possible for him to make an approximate assessment of the damage which has been caused to road surfaces during the current winter; and to what extent additional maintenance grants will be necessary to make good this exceptional damage.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

No, Sir.

Mr. Janner

Will the Minister say when he is likely to be able to give a reply to a question of this nature? Will he go into the matter?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The hon. Member will appreciate that damage to road surfaces from ice and snow sometimes does not show for months. It is far too soon to say anything now.