HC Deb 22 July 1924 vol 176 cc1114-5
56. Viscount CURZON

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been drawn to the design for the construction of an improved road and railway bridge at Charing Cross; whether he is aware that the construction of such a bridge would provide a large amount of work for skilled labour now unemployed, and would enormously facilitate traffic conditions in the Central London area; and whether, in view of these considerations, he can make any statement upon it?


I am acquainted with several projects for a new bridge at Charing Cross, but their merits cannot usefully be discussed by way of question and answer. The matter is one of great importance and will be carefully studied by the London Traffic Advisory Committee if it is established under the Bill which is now in another place.

Viscount CURZON

Will the right hon. Gentleman see that the scheme outlined by Mr. Campbell Swinton, of the London County Council, will be specially brought to the notice of the Committee to which he has referred?