§ 76. Mr. PENNY
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport what. progress is being made with the construction of the Kingston (Surrey) by-pass road; and whether every effort will be made to expedite the completion of the scheme, in view of the growing volume of motor traffic passing along the main thoroughfares of Kingston, causing dangerous congestion, particularly on Saturdays and Sundays?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)
The surveys, plans, specifications, etc., are now completed and advertisements have been published inviting tenders for the, execution of the work. I am well aware of the desirability of relieving the congestion of traffic in Kingston, and as soon as tenders have been submitted, and an estimate can be formed of the probable cost, immediate consideration will be given to the advisability of proceeding with the construction of the by-pass.
§ Mr. HARRIS
Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman consider the employment of 1218 the London unemployed in constructing this road?