§ Mr. R. A. TAYLOR
asked the Minister of Transport what steps are being taken by his Department to deal with the increasing congestion at the level crossings in High Street and Pelham Street, Lincoln?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
My hon. Friend will recall at the conference held at the Ministry, of Transport on 5th February, 1931, between representatives of the Lincoln Town Council, the London and North Eastern Railway Company and the London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company, at which he was present, it was agreed that a meeting of the technical officers of the council and the companies should be arranged to decide on a scheme for the elimination of the level crossings referred to. This meeting took place on 8th April, 1931, when I understand that the railway companies' representatives agreed to prepare a preliminary scheme for consideration by the parties concerned. My Department is prepared actively to co-operate in the further stages and the council will doubtless communicate with me as soon as a preliminary scheme has been prepared.