HC Deb 07 February 1962 vol 653 cc58-9W
53. Mr. Jeger

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the bad condition of the roadway of Booth-ferry Bridge; and what steps are being taken to keep this in proper repair.

Mr. Hay

Yes. Ways and means of providing a new deck for the bridge are being investigated. In the meantime the present deck will be surface-dressed as soon as weather permits.

54. Mr. Jeger

asked the Minister of Transport how many accidents have taken place at Boothferry Bridge during the past year; and what proposals he has for improvement of the bridge or diversion of traffic.

Mr. Hay

In 1961 there was one accident involving serious injury on the bridge, and one accident involving slight injury on the immediate approaches to it. Six other accidents caused damage only. We are looking into the possibility of providing a better crossing of the Ouse in this vicinity.