§ 59. Sir M. Stoddart-Scott
asked the Minister of Transport what plans she has for road improvements on the A625 between Harewood Bridge and Pool-in-Wharfedale, in view of the increase in the heavy traffic on this road; when a census of traffic on this road was last taken; and what is the reason for the increase of heavy traffic on this narrow road, which has three miles of twists, corners and bends.
§ Mr. Swingler
Responsibility for the road between Harewood Bridge and Pool-in-Wharfedale (A659) lies with the West Riding County Council, as highway authority, and they have not submitted any proposals for its improvement. A traffic census was last taken by the Council in 1963; we are not aware of any significant increase since then of heavy traffic using this road.