Level Crossings, Leicestershire.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 3rd December 1930.

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Photo of Mr William Edge Mr William Edge , Bosworth

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asked the Minister of Transport whether any attempts have been made, and, if so, of what nature, to reduce the number of level railway crossings in Leicestershire during the past year?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

One bridge in lieu of a level crossing is now under construction in the city of Leicester. The Leicestershire County Council have considered proposals for the elimination of three level crossings; but, in view of the large expenditure which would be involved and the comparatively small volume of traffic using these crossings, the council have decided to proceed with one only—that at Coalville, which is included in their five-year programme.

Photo of Sir Lindsay Everard Sir Lindsay Everard , Melton

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that several years ago I brought the question of this level crossing at Coal-vine before his Department

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

I am afraid that I was not responsible so many years ago.