HC Deb 24 April 1963 vol 676 c30W
45. Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that fire engines were recently held up for 10 minutes at the Chequers Lane level crossing and so delayed in tackling a fire at Solignum Ltd.; and whether he will take steps to get agreement to replace the level crossing by a bridge.

Mr. Hay

No. The Chief Fire Officer of the Essex County Fire Brigade has informed my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State that this allegation is incorrect.

But our engineers are already examining in detail whether the traffic needs of the area justify the construction of a bridge.

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