HC Deb 09 March 1922 vol 151 c1516W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether he is aware that the gates at Tidal Lane crossings have been closed by the Cheshire Lines Committee since 1st January, 1922; that previous to that date gatemen were provided to conduct traffic to and from the houses behind the crossings; that nine families, consisting of 32 persons, have now great difficulty in obtaining fuel, food, and other essentials of life; and that recently an accident happened in one of the houses and the injured man could not be removed to the infirmary in Warrington until a permit had been granted from Liverpool by the Cheshire Lines Committee to allow the ambulance to pass through the gates; and whether his Department will take steps to get this intolerable inconvenience removed by gatemen again being placed in charge of the gates?


My attention has not previously been called to this matter, but I am making inquiries, and will let the hon. Gentleman know the result.