HC Deb 28 June 1966 vol 730 cc251-2W
Mr. Temple

asked the Minister of Transport when the last reclassification of Class 1, 2 and 3 highways was carried out; and what proposals she has for a complete reclassification of all highways in England and Wales.

Mr. John Morris

The classification of individual roads are adjusted on 1st April each year on the specific application of local highway authorities. My right hon. Friend's proposals for revising the present system of classification for grant purposes were outlined by my right hon. Friend, the Minister of Housing and Local Government in the debate on the Second Reading of the Local Government Bill on 14th June. (OFFICIAL REPORT, C 1276.) In consultation with local highway authorities, she is now carrying out a comprehensive review of

a powdered form, during the course of the last 10 years; and how many of these explosions resulted in damage to people or property.

Miss Bacon

I have no information about damage to property. Particulars of accidents to persons are as follows:—

the highway system for this purpose. The first stage of the review will enable her to designate the new principal roads on 1st April, 1967. She hopes to be able to inform highway authorities of her decisions well before that date. My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State, is carrying out a similar review of highways in Wales.

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