HC Deb 04 May 1926 vol 195 cc195-6

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will place upon the Table of the House for the information of Members the Report from the London Traffic Advisory Committee on the rebuilding of Waterloo Bridge and the proposed construction of a new approach at St. Paul's?

Colonel ASHLEY

The answer is in the affirmative. The printing, however, particularly having regard to the fact that there are a number of diagrams illustrating the Report, must necessarily take some little time. In the meantime, however, a typed copy has been laid upon -the Table of the House without diagrams, and a limited number of copies are available to Members at the Vote Office.

32. Sir E. ILIFFE

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has received any application from the London County Council for advances to the reconstruction of Lambeth Bridge or Waterloo Bridge, or to the cost of improvement to the approaches to these bridges?

Colonel ASHLEY

The London County Council have submitted an application for an advance towards the reconstruction of Lambeth Bridge, but no application has been received in respect either of the reconstruction of Waterloo Bridge or of the improvement to the approaches to these bridges.

33. Sir E. ILIFFE

asked the Minister of Transport whether it is still proposed to make out of the Road Fund a grant of£866,000 or thereabouts to the approaches to the proposed St. Paul's Bridge, including a new road in Southwark, and the widening of Aldersgate Street, as opportunity offers throughout its length; and whether that£866,000 has been satisfied out of the funds already standing to the credit of the Road Fund, or will be charged against the anticipated revenues of the years in which the money is 'actually expended and required.

Colonel ASHLEY

The answer to the first part of my hon. Friend's question must depend on the decision which may be reached after consideration of the Report recently submitted to me by the London and Home Counties Traffic Advisory Committee on the subject of the bridges across the Thames. The answer to the second part is that any grant which may be made towards the road works referred to by my hon. Friend would have to be a charge against the future revenues of the Road Fund.

Forward to