HC Deb 22 February 1939 vol 344 cc393-4W
Mr. MacLaren

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will undertake to carry through the scheme of new roads as recommended by the Bressey Report?

Mr. Burgin

I am proceeding with those schemes in the Bressey Report which affect trunk roads for which I am the highway authority.

The other schemes are under consideration by the highway authorities concerned. I have indicated to them my readiness to assist with grants from the Road Fund. On several of these schemes works have either already begun or are about to begin. On some the provisions of the Restriction of Ribbon Development Act are being applied in order to safeguard the routes. On others, however, the highway authorities, to my regret, have not yet indicated their willingness to proceed.