Mill Road Tunnel, Rugby

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th December 1957.

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Photo of Mr James Johnson Mr James Johnson , Rugby 12:00 am, 18th December 1957

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he is aware of the traffic congestion that occurs in the Mill Road Tunnel below the British Railways Midland Region Station, Rugby, when the workers of the British Thomson-Houston Company and Thomas Hunters Limited are using that tunnel by bus, car, cycle or on foot at peak hours when going to or leaving these factories; and whether he will institute an inquiry with all the interested parties including workers and management and the borough council.

Photo of Sir Richard Nugent Sir Richard Nugent , Guildford

This is a matter for the Corporation of Rugby, which is responsible for this unclassified road.

Photo of Mr James Johnson Mr James Johnson , Rugby

Is the Minister aware that thousands of workers pour out at different shift times from these works, that the width of this tunnel is 12 feet 5 inches in places and that the pathway is 18 inches wide? Would he consider holding an inquiry at the earliest possible moment?

Photo of Sir Richard Nugent Sir Richard Nugent , Guildford

This really is a matter for the Corporation of Rugby. It is an unclassified road, and it is entirely the Corporation's responsibility.