HC Deb 30 November 1938 vol 342 cc428-9W
Mr. Lyons

asked the Minister of Transport (1) what developments have taken place in street lighting upon the recommendations of the final report by the Departmental Committee;

(2) where, and to what extent, up to the present time, illumination of main roads has been undertaken under the provisions of Section 6 (4) of the Trunk Roads Act, 1936?

Mr. Burgin

Agreements under Section 6 (4) of the Trunk Roads Act, 1936, have been made or are in course of sealing in respect of lighting on trunk roads in Earley (Berks), Prestwick (Ayr), Cullen and Macduff (Banff). Each of the four installations varies from one-half to one mile in length. In addition I have a number of other proposals under examination covering an aggregate of 50 miles of trunk roads.

As regards the lighting of non-trunk roads, I have no power to make a grant from the Road Fund, and I have no information regarding the developments contemplated by the responsible lighting authorities. New or improved systems recently installed show that regard is being had to the recommendations in the report of the Departmental Committee.