§ 31. Sir R. THOMAS
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the main roads in North Wales were dangerous, and, in some places, quite unfit for horse traffic on account of the method of tarring the surface without using stone shippings; and whether he would issue instructions to the authorities concerned to treat the roads in such a way that they might be useful for agriculturists as well as for motorists?
§ Sir E. GEDDES
I have no knowledge that the main roads in North Wales are dangerous or unfit for horse traffic. I am, however, aware that owners and users of horses are, generally, complaining of the unsuitability of tar-bound and tar-treated roads for horses. Realising the great importance of the subject, I have caused an expert Committee to be set up, who will make inspections and experiments, and advise as to the remedies to be undertaken with a view of securing better foothold.