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Post-War Road Policy

Volume 393: debated on Thursday 4 November 1943

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether, seeing that the success of all schemes for planning the use of land depends upon the provision of adequate road communications and that the position of the roads must be determined before land can be planned satisfactorily for any purpose, he has considered the need for a national road improvement scheme showing the approximate routes of new arterial roads and their connections with existing roads; and is he ready to announce such a scheme as the foundation of his national plan for postwar development?

The Government are at present considering the problems of road policy after the war, and I hope shortly to be able to make a general statement on the subject.