§ 71. Mr. PENNY
asked the Minister of Transport whether the delay in the completion of the Kingston by-pass road is due to failure to obtain permission for the building of the necessary bridges to carry the road over the lines of the Southern Railway; what steps are being taken to have these bridges built; and whether he can state when he expects the road to be opened to traffic?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
Some part of the delay is due to the necessary negotiations between the highway authority and the railway company. I am glad to say, however, that the requisite agreement has now been prepared and tenders obtained for the construction of the bridges. Several sections of the road are now ready to be opened for traffic, but a year may elapse before the entire length will be available.
§ Mr. MACLEAN
Does not the right hon. Gentleman think some part of this complaint could have been ventilated on the Floor of the House if the Southern Railway Company's Bill had not been closured the other night?