HC Deb 30 January 1957 vol 563 cc993-4
41. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when he expects to be in a position to approve the scheme for widening Clayton Road, A.519, in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Mr. Watkinson

I am afraid I cannot say at the moment. As the hon. Member is aware, I am not able in present circumstances to give priority to the scheme for widening this road.

Mr. Swingler

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Newcastle Council continues to regard this as a very urgent necessity owing to the unfortunate fact that accidents continue to occur on this road? Will he, therefore, continue to bear this matter in mind?

Mr. Watkinson

I will do my best to give it as favourable consideration as I can, but I have said that I am afraid I cannot fit it in at the moment.