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Road, Newbury—Hungerford

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 9 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Transport if he will call for a report on the condition of the Bath road between Newbury and Hungerford, particularly the two-mile stretch where three fatal accidents have occurred in the past two months; and if he will ensure that all practicable measures are taken to improve the road surface.

I am arranging to lay a new surface on the stretch of road immediately east of Hungerford on which one of the accidents occurred through skidding. Further east, where the other two accidents happened, the surface is good, and it does not seem that these accidents were attributable to the state of the road.