HC Deb 01 February 1961 vol 633 c963
5. Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Minister of Transport what progress is being made in finding and upgrading roads alternative to those sections of the A.30 that are heavily congested in the summer months.

Mr. Marples

My officers are in close touch with the local highway authorities and the police so that the signposting of alternative routes adopted last year is repeated this summer.

Mr. Gresham Cooke

Will my right hon. Friend accept it from me that, although I spent my holidays in Cornwall last summer, I did not notice these alternative routes and I do not intend to go to Cornwall again until these murderous 150 miles out of London are improved? Is not the real solution to find some suitable alternative routes, particularly avoiding the road from Honiton and Exeter?

Mr. Marples

If my hon. Friend will tell me where he is taking his summer holiday this year, I will send him details of alternative routes.