HC Deb 03 July 1923 vol 166 c235
19. Mr. EDE

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport the date upon which the Surrey County Council agreed to the construction of the arterial roads to by-pass Kingston-upon-Thames and Sutton; what was then the estimated cost of the work; what was the lowest tender received upon the specification drawn by the Ministry of Transport; why the work has not been commenced; and when it is likely to be commenced?

Colonel ASHLEY

A provisional arrangement has been arrived at as a result of the negotiations to which I referred in my answer to the hon. Member on 19th June. I would prefer, with his permission, to postpone a detailed statement on the subject until the proposals have been considered by the Surrey County Council at their next meeting on 31st July. The preliminary work in connection with these two important road schemes is proceeding, and I can assure the hon. Member that there will be no avoidable delay.