§ Mr. Day
asked the Minister of Transport whether he can state the number of points estimated on Class I roads in Great Britain where there are level crossings of more than ordinary importance; what sum has been allocated during the current financial year towards the elimination or bridging of the same; and will he give particulars of the number of level crossings that will be so eliminated?
§ Mr. Burgin
According to information in my Department the number of railway level crossings on Class I roads is 622. I can only judge of their relative importance by the initiative taken by highway authorities. No separate provision for eliminating or avoiding level crossings is necessary; highway authorities are aware that approved schemes are eligible for grants at the exceptional rate of 75 per cent. Five grants have been made this year and a number of others are now under consideration.