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A.62 (Snow Conditions)

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th February 1966.

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Photo of Mr Patrick Duffy Mr Patrick Duffy , Colne Valley 12:00 am, 9th February 1966

asked the Minister of Transport on how many days this winter the A.62 between Huddersfield and Oldham has been blocked by snow at Standedge.

Photo of Sir John Morris Sir John Morris Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Power)

On 29th November it was blocked for about six hours.

Photo of Mr Patrick Duffy Mr Patrick Duffy , Colne Valley

Is my hon. Friend aware that on more than one occasion this winter school buses for Colne Valley High School have been prevented from moving along this road and examinations have been disorganised, and that my hon. Friend the Member for Doncaster (Mr. Harold Walker) has been prevented from travelling along this road during the course of his Parliamentary duties? It is not only a commercial trunk route, but it is a vital communication between two communities and an important school, so will my hon. Friend see that its clearance has the highest priority?

Photo of Sir John Morris Sir John Morris Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Power)

I shall bear my hon. Friend's remarks in mind.