§ 82. Mr. Houghton
asked the Minister of Transport what reply he intends to give to the protest sent him by the Sowerby Bridge Urban District Council against the delay in reaching a decision on the council's application with respect to the improved lighting scheme for the main street; and when a decision will be reached.
§ Mr. Barnes
I regret that there has been some delay in dealing with this case. The council were informed on 1st November, 1950, that while I was willing to agree to Group A lighting I could not, on the ground that it would involve unnecessary expense, approve the use of fluorescent lighting. At the council's request I gave the matter further consideration, but reaffirmed my decision on the 31st January last.