HC Deb 03 August 1944 vol 402 cc1618-9W
Major Procter

asked the Secretary of State for War if, in view of the danger to the lives of road users, he will issue instructions to remove the road blocks throughout the country.

Mr. A. Henderson

Army Commands have already received instructions that road blocks may be dismantled if no longer serving a useful purpose, and in pursuance of this instruction many of these road blocks have already been removed. I should, however, like to stress that owing to the shortage of military labour it is in many cases not possible at the present time to divert soldiers to carry out this work from duties more directly concerned with promoting the war effort.