§ Sir H. CAUTLEY
asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Southern Railway Company have given notice that the bridge at Eridge carrying the highway over the railway is unsafe for heavy traffic; whether he is aware that the bridge is used by motor omnibuses for the convenience of the district; and what 2355W steps he proposes to take in order that this bridge may be brought up to the standard of modern requirements?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
My attention has recently been drawn to the restrictions to traffic over this bridge, and I have the question under consideration. My2356W powers in the matter are limited, but, as my bon. Friend is aware, I am anxious to promote legislation, as soon as Parliamentary time is available, to facilitate the reconstruction of weak bridges in private ownership on important roads.