HC Deb 26 October 1966 vol 734 c186W
Sir C. Osborne

asked the Minister of Transport, in view of the fact that the new arrangements made by British Railways for pedestrians at the New Waltham level crossing, near Grimsby, are inadequate, if she will reconsider the matter in the light of the correspondence sent to her by the hon. Member for Louth from the New Waltham Parish Council; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. John Morris

Arrangements at this level crossing are a matter for the highway authority and the Railways Board, but to leave the wicket gates open would contravene the statutory obligation on the Railways Board to fence the line. This obligation could only be waived by my right hon. Friend on application from the Railways Board under Section 66 of the British Transport Commission Act. 1957.