§ 75. Major CARVER
asked the Minister of Transport what steps are being taken to connect up the road to Howden, on the East Riding side of the new Booth-ferry bridge, which structure is announced as being ready for traffic next October; whether his Department has received a scheme and plans for this road from the local authority; and if he will expedite matters?
§ The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)
The scheme in question is before me, but no agreement has yet been reached as to the allocation of the cost. I am endeavouring to expedite a settlement.
§ Major CARVER
Is my right hon. Friend aware that this is a district council second-class road and likely to become a main arterial road, and does he realise that the local authority are quite unable to bear any of the expense involved?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
I am aware of all that, and I am doing my best to get a settlement. I cannot do more.