HC Deb 08 April 1937 vol 322 cc370-1W
Mr. Anstruther-Gray

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that clumps of trees have been, and are being, planted upon the verge of the new Glasgow-Edinburgh Road, and that in the event of these growing they will increase the risk of accidents being caused by children or dogs running out unexpectedly into the road; and whether he will consider discontinuing unnecessary expenditure on these plantations?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

It is the policy of my Department to add to the attractions of highways by the judicious planting of trees, but in this case I have asked the county council to delay further action, so as to ensure that the sites chosen make full allowance for the vision of drivers and pedestrians and the other requirements specified in the memorandum on the layout and construction of roads.

Mr. Anstruther-Gray

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the derestriction of the portion of the new Glasgow to Edinburgh Road running through the Carntyne housing scheme causes great anxiety to the residents whose children require to cross this road on their way to and from school; and whether he will consider re-imposing the speed limit in this highly populated area?

1932. 1933. 1934. 1935. 1936.
£ £ £ £ £
Beet Sugar 2,356,207 3,332,910 4,449,883 2,285,570 2,980,978
Cattle (Payments to producers) 2,013,307 3,884,049 3,982,728
Milk 1,385,142 1,854,186 1,044,616
Herrings 14,747 12,140 47,440
Tramp Shipping 728 1,997,603 1,999,719
Civil Aviation 398, 343 399,959 442,110 325,328 317,996
Light Horse Breeding 10,549 5,000 5,000 5,000
Mechanical Transport 4,720 1,800 660 200 120
Wheat Deficiency Payments 4,510,946 7,179,748 6,812,785 5,636,642 *
* The amounts of Wheat Deficiency Payments relate to the cereal years ended 31st July 1933, 1934, 1935 and 1936. Figures are not yet available for the cereal year 1936–37.