Road Bridges and Level Crossings (Maintenance)

Oral Answers to Questions — Railways – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28 January 1959.

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Photo of Mr George Strauss Mr George Strauss , Lambeth Vauxhall 12:00, 28 January 1959

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether the Government have now decided how they will implement the undertaking given in May last year, during the negotiations with the British Transport Commission over the increase in railwaymen's wages, that the Commission would be relieved of the obligation to maintain road bridges over the railways and level crossings.

Photo of Mr Harold Watkinson Mr Harold Watkinson , Woking

This has proved a difficult and complicated problem, but I hope to announce the Government's decision very soon.

Photo of Mr George Strauss Mr George Strauss , Lambeth Vauxhall

That is exactly the same Answer as the Minister gave me nearly three months ago, in November. Is there any chance of getting a decision in this matter within the next few weeks?

Photo of Mr Harold Watkinson Mr Harold Watkinson , Woking

Yes, I think there is. I do not think that the Commission will lose very much by the delays.