HC Deb 04 February 1959 vol 599 cc60-1W
68. Mr. Fernyhough

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when the hon. Member for Jarrow may expect to receive a reply to the representations which he made to him before Christmas in connection with the decision of the Durham County Council to dismiss 80 roadmen in order to avoid over-expenditure; and if he will consider making additional funds available to the council to cover the increased cost they have had to meet in the current year.

Mr. Watkinson

My hon. Friend the Joint Parliamentary Secretary wrote to the hon. Member on 29th January. I have recently made two additional grants to Durham this year for maintenance and minor improvement of their classified roads.

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