HC Deb 15 July 1924 vol 176 c230W

asked the Minister of Transport if, taking the expenditure of the Road Fund for the last two years, he will state the amount which is being spent on road upkeep, on the one hand, and on the construction of new arterial roads, on the other?


I am unable to give the figures of actual expenditure under the two headings suggested in the hon. Member's question, but the grants made from the Road Fund during the last two financial years have, been (in round figures) as follows:

the railways and, in particular, to prohibit the present dangerous practice of travelling on the platforms of the underground railway carriages?


I do not think that legislation to the effect suggested by my hon. Friend would be practicable. I understand from the London Electric Railway Company that the practice of allowing passengers to travel on the open platforms of the carriages is discouraged as much as possible, and open platforms have been discontinued on the new type of rolling stock which is now being introduced upon the tube railways.

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