HC Deb 12 March 1958 vol 584 cc49-50W
69. Mr. Owen

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he has examined the Report on Road Transport Problems in Mid-Northumberland, a copy of which has been sent to him; and what action he proposes to take to maintain public transport services in that area.

Mr. Watkinson

As I said in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Hexham (Mr. Speir) on 10th March, I am carefully studying this Report. I cannot say more at present.

Mr. Watkinson

The estimated cost of the proposed dual carriageways is£15,000, while to install traffic signals would cost£4,000, with an annual maintenance cost of about£100. The latter would not, however, be a satisfactory alternative.

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