HC Deb 04 May 1966 vol 727 cc1610-1
27. Mr. Brooks

asked the Minister of Transport what steps she will take to ensure that no unnecessary delay arises in providing a safe crossing over the A41 at Carlett Park College as a result of recent disagreements between the Cheshire County and Bebington Borough authorities over the form such a crossing should take.

Mr. John Morris

My right hon. Friend proposes to provide a footbridge here. This is agreed by the Bebington Borough Council. I understand that the Further Education Sub-Committee of the county council is meeting on 10th May to consider a recommendation that the county council should also agree to a footbridge and make a contribution. We hope then to get ahead quickly. Design work is proceeding in the meantime.

Mr. Brooks

May I thank my hon. Friend for that assurance, which I am sure will be very welcome to the hundreds of students who daily risk life and limb trying to get to this college? Does not my hon. Friend agree that this case illustrates the need for a fresh look at the whole machinery for taking urgent action on necessary road safety measures?

Mr. Morris

So far as my right hon. Friend's Ministry is concerned, the record will show that we have taken very urgent action indeed. We had a very full debate on this on the last day of the last Parliament.