HC Deb 04 December 1928 vol 223 cc1004-5

asked the Minister of Transport whether he can inform the House as to the reasons of the delay in rebuilding the bridge over the River Lea connecting up Ferry Lane and the High Road, Tottenham, the present condition of which is a serious danger to traffic proceeding between West London and the Eastern counties?

Colonel ASHLEY

I understand that the Middlesex County Council are proceeding with the preparation of drawings and other necessary preliminary measures in connection with this scheme, toward the cost of which I offered a grant of 50 per cent. from the Road Fund in October last.


Does the right hon. Gentleman appreciate the fact that what the people want to know is when the work will be commenced?


Does the right hon. and gallant Gentleman realise that this is a large highway taking five or six lines of traffic, and that this bottle-neck, taking only one single line of traffic, means that motor-cars proceeding to the Eastern counties are held back for a long time, and there is great danger to pedestrians who try to cross this narrow bridge?

Colonel ASHLEY

I appreciate the dangers of the present situation, and it is engaging the attention of my Department. I have visited the spot. I have already indicated that I will make a grant from the Road Fund of 50 per cent. I think the county council are now getting on.


Will the right hon. Gentleman press the county council to make a public statement as to when the work will be commenced?

Colonel ASHLEY

I will communicate the question and answer to the county council.

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