HC Deb 22 February 1927 vol 202 cc1570-1
43. Brigadier-General Sir GEORGE COCKERILL

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the inconvenience caused to those who use the new Sutton by-pass road by the absence of a bridge over the railway to connect its two sections; why the necessary steps were not taken to permit a, bridge being built while the road was under construction; who is responsible for this neglect; and when it is proposed to remedy it?

Colonel ASHLEY

I fully realise the urgent need for the erection of the bridge, so that the entire length of the new road may be brought into use. The delay is due in great part to the necessary negotiations between the highway authority and the railway company. I am glad to say, however, that agreement has now been reached and tenders obtained for the construction of the bridge, thus enabling the work to be put in hand.

Captain BRASS

Could the Minister say how long the Sutton by-pass road has taken to make?

Colonel ASHLEY

I could not say that without notice.