§ Mr. A. V. ALEXANDER
asked the Minister of Transport if he will state in respect of how many bridges in Great Britain railway and canal companies have obtained injunctions to prevent the use of such bridges by motor transport; and whether he proposes to take any steps to deal generally with the matter with a view to assisting in a proper development of road commercial transport?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
I have no information as to the number of injunctions obtained to prevent the use of bridges by heavy motor vehicles, but I do not think there have been many. Numerous bridges erected before the days of motors are insufficient to bear the weight of heavy transport, and their use has been restricted by statutory notice. I am always ready in appropriate cases to give assistance to highway authorities from the Road Fund towards the cost of bringing bridges on important routes up to a modern standard.