Saltburn

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th November 1955.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Palmer Mr Arthur Palmer , Cleveland 12:00 am, 16th November 1955

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what steps he is taking to bring about an improvement in road conditions adjoining the railway bridge at the entrance to Saltburn, in order to ensure greater safety and a better public transport service.

Photo of Mr John Boyd-Carpenter Mr John Boyd-Carpenter , Kingston upon Thames

I am aware of conditions at this point. The North Riding County Council, which is the responsible highway authority, has put forward no proposal to me for grant in respect of works nor is any such work included in the five-year plan other than the raising of the footpaths, which has now been completed.

Photo of Mr Arthur Palmer Mr Arthur Palmer , Cleveland

Does the right hon. Gentleman appreciate that the need for an improvement at this place has been the subject of urgent representations by the local authorities most concerned and by industry and by the trade unions—by both sides of industry?

Photo of Mr John Boyd-Carpenter Mr John Boyd-Carpenter , Kingston upon Thames

As, I think, the hon. Gentleman knows, there are many schemes I should like to go ahead with, but in a matter of this sort I must give considerable weight to the priority accorded to the scheme by the responsible highway authority, which is the North Riding County Council.