HC Deb 09 June 1937 vol 324 c1773W
Sir A. Wilson

asked the Minister of Transport to what extent he has exercised the power vested in him to purchase land within 220 yards of the centre of a road to the cost of making which a contribution has been made from national funds?

Mr. Burgin

If my hon. and gallant Friend refers to the powers conferred upon highway authorities by Section 13 of the Restriction of Ribbon Development Act, 1935, to purchase land for the purpose of preserving amenities, he will see that those powers were not conferred on me by the Trunk Roads Act, 1936.