HC Deb 23 June 1948 vol 452 cc149-50W
102. Sir J. Mellor

asked the Minister of Transport why he has required the Warwickshire County Council to reduce their compliment of roadmen, already reduced from the pre-war figure of 1,400 to 800, by a further reduction of 180; whether he is aware that the roads of that county are deteriorating; and whether he will give further consideration to the position.

Mr. Callaghan

This reduction is in accordance with the Government's intention that more labour should be available for the export and import-saving industries. The reduced number should be sufficient to prevent any undue deterioration in the state of the roads.