HC Deb 30 March 1955 vol 539 c362
24. Mr. P. Wells

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation how many accidents occurred on the section of the A2 road, from Strood to Brenley Corner, Faversham, during 1954; and how many persons were fatally injured.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

One thousand and ninety-one on the 25 miles of road in question. Four hundred and sixty-three people were injured and six killed.

Mr. Wells

In view of those figures, will the right hon. Gentleman give the Medway by-pass a higher priority than it occupies in his road programme at the present time?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

As I believe the hon. Member is aware, the position in respect of that scheme is that a survey has been made, but I understand that there is some objection, upon agricultural grounds, to the proposed line of the road, and that objection will have to be considered.