HC Deb 04 June 1930 vol 239 cc2179-80W

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the proposed work on the Hexham-Newcastle road does not include that portion, west of Corbridge, where several dangerous corners exist; and, in view of

1921–22. 1922–23. 1923–24. 1924–25. 1925–26.
Payments under Maintenance Grants. £ £ £ £ £
Classification Grants (Class I and Class II Roads and Bridges). 4,622,843 8,147,195 7,939,390 8,298,685 8,450,427
Maintenance—Scheduled Road Grants
Total (Maintenance) 4,622,843 8,147,195 7,939,390 8,298,685 8,450,427
Payments under grants for new construction, improvement and other purposes. 3,482,973 3,579,327 4,663,031 6,443,530 7,714,796
Total Payments under Grants 8,105,816 11,726,522 12,602,421 14,742,215 16,165,223

the heavy omnibus traffic on this route, if he will take steps to have this portion included?


The Northumberland County Council propose to carry out improvement works on certain sections of the road between Hexham and Corbridge, but without further information as to the exact location of the corners referred to in the hon. and gallant Member's question, I am unable to state whether these are included in the present proposals. I will, of course, ask the county council to consider any suggestions he may wish to make.