HC Deb 19 December 1935 vol 307 c1984W

asked the Minister of Transport to what extent British road tar has in the past been used in the construction of new roads; and whether this material is particularly specified in contracts, in view of the help its use would be to the coal trade in this country?


It is not the usual practice of my Department to place contracts, but highway authorities, whose responsibility this is, have had their attention drawn by me not only to the necessity for using the most suitable materials for the purpose, but also to the requirement that these should be, as far as practicable, of United Kingdom origin.