§ 18. Sir B. Janner
asked the Lord President of the Council and Minister for Science whether the recent work of the Road Research Laboratory on flexible pavements, loading of pavements, control of manufacture and laying of bituminous road materials and similar matters has taken into account the limitations which are now to be imposed on the use of vehicles and rollers for maintaining footpaths as set out in Statutory Instrument, 1963, No. 2126, dated 19th December, 1963; and whether this will be made clear at the exhibition of work to be displayed by the Road Research Laboratory in April.
§ Mr. Hogg
No. The Statutory Instrument to which the hon. Gentleman refers is concerned with footways. The recent work to which the hon. Gentleman refers relates to the construction of the main carriageway or road structure. Unfortunately in highway engineering the latter, and in common parlance the former, are referred to as "pavements".