HC Deb 30 July 1937 vol 326 c3521W
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.