Level Crossing, Malton

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th March 1959.

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Photo of Sir Alexander Spearman Sir Alexander Spearman , Scarborough and Whitby 12:00 am, 25th March 1959

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will give priority to the elimination of the bottleneck at the railway level crossing at Malton on the Scarborough-York road, in view of the importance of this to Scarborough and the surrounding district.

Photo of Sir Richard Nugent Sir Richard Nugent , Guildford

We intend to eliminate this bottleneck by constructing the eastern arm of the Malton by-pass. It is not yet possible to say when the scheme can be included in our programme, but we hope to begin its preparation this summer by advertising the order under the Trunk Roads Act to establish the line.

Photo of Sir Alexander Spearman Sir Alexander Spearman , Scarborough and Whitby

In considering the priorities, will my hon. Friend bear in mind that there is a delay of as much as 40 minutes in the summer because Scarborough is a place to which many people want to go?

Photo of Sir Richard Nugent Sir Richard Nugent , Guildford

We understand the salubrious attraction of Scarborough. My hon. Friend the Member for Thirsk and Malton (Mr. Turton) pressed this matter last year. We have looked at it very closely and we are well aware of the need to relieve this condition as soon as we can.