§ Lieut.-Commander TUFNELL
asked the Minister of Transport what is the number and situation of level crossings on the roads which he is taking over in the Trunk Roads Bill; and whether he will give an undertaking to take steps to do away with these crossings at the earliest opportunity after he obtains the necessary powers?
§ Captain PLUGGE
asked the Minister of Transport how many level crossings and toll bridges are situated on the trunk roads which he proposes to take over; and whether he can give an undertaking that these will be eliminated by 1940?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
I understand that there are three toll bridges and one toll ferry on roads described in the first schedule to the Trunk Roads Bill; I have not yet obtained a return of the number of level crossings. If the Bill becomes law I shall certainly devote attention to the relative need of improvements of all kinds.