HC Deb 25 July 1956 vol 557 c393
7. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation the causes of the delay in repairing the road from Silverdale in Newcastle-under-Lyme via Crackley Gates to Scot Hay, in the negotiations about the adoption of which representatives of his Department took part and which was last repaired at Government expense thirteen years ago.

Mr. Molson

The borough council has had difficulties in acquiring the land required for widening this private road. I am informed that these have now been resolved and that the council hopes to let a contract shortly for the road works.

Mr. Swingler

I thank the Joint Parliamentary Secretary for that assurance, but is the right hon. Gentleman aware that my constituents, having waited now for over thirteen years, would welcome some early signs of action on this dangerous road?

Mr. Molson

Yes, I do not doubt that. I shall welcome it also. But it is the responsibility of the borough council and not of my Department.

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