HC Deb 24 January 1940 vol 356 cc611-2W
Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the unemployment prevailing among the workers concerned, he will consider a change in policy with a view to proceeding with the most necessary road construction?

Captain Wallace

In present circumstances I do not feel justified in putting road construction work in hand unless it is essential to meet national needs. As I stated in reply to the hon. Member for Pontypridd (Mr. Pearson) on 16th November last, I am in close touch with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour in regard to all labour problems affecting road workers, and I can assure the hon. Member that full regard will continue to be given to this aspect of the matter.