HC Deb 25 July 1957 vol 574 cc738-9

Lords Amendment: In page 25, line 26, leave out "and bridges" and insert "bridges, railway crossings and creeps".

Mr. Godber

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

This Amendment adds to the schedule of improvements which may be grant-aided railway crossings and creeps to enable farm traffic to cross railway lines, usually referred to as "accommodation crossings." The Schedule as it stood when it left this House would have covered these in some cases but not all. If the crossing was a bridge or was linked to a stretch of farm road it would have been eligible, but if it was a creep or simply connected two fields it would not have been. The Amendment brings these classes of case in completely.

Mr. Willey

On the understanding that "creep" is a technical term and not a word of abuse, we accept the Amendment.

Question put and agreed to. [Special Entry.]