§ Sir R. WINFREY
asked the Minister of Transport whether it is a fact, as stated by the late chairman of the Road Board, that an expenditure of £7,000,000 is required to strengthen road bridges in order to carry modern commercial road traffic; and, if so, what steps he is taking to ensure that this work should be carried out at the earliest possible moment?
§ Sir E. GEDDES
The late chairman of the Road Board made the statement referred to in 1917. It was based upon a general estimate of the cost of reconstruction of bridges at that time. This question, as part of the whole question of expenditure on roads, is engaging the attention of the Ministry.