§ 2. Mr. P. Noel-Baker
asked the Minister of Transport what measures he is taking to facilitate the building of bridges over the 24,368 level crossings now maintained and operated by the British Railways Board; what proposals he has made for financing the building of these bridges; and what estimate he has made of the cost to the nation of the traffic congestion caused by level crossings.
§ Mr. Galbraith
Of the 4,667 railway level crossings on public roads, roughly half cross classified roads and 113 cross trunk roads. Where they cause substantial congestion, schemes for improvement take their appropriate place amongst the other bids for inclusion in the road programme.