HC Deb 20 March 1930 vol 236 cc2119-20W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that heavy steam lorries, belonging both to public authorities and private contractors, are carrying road metal from the quarries at Chipping Sodbury, Tytherington, and Cromhall, in the county of Gloucester, in increasing numbers, with heavy loads at high speed to districts as far as Hampshire and Oxfordshire; and whether, in view of the damage caused thereby to the roads leading to and from the quarries and consequent expense to the local authorities concerned, and in view of the fact that all these quarries are adjacent to railways, he will take steps to secure that road metal is carried by rail whenever and as far as possible?


I have no power to require the adoption of any particular form of transport for the conveyance of road stone or of any other class of materials.