HC Deb 19 March 1929 vol 226 c1589
22. Sir R. THOMAS

asked the Minister of Transport if he can give an estimate of the date when the streets damaged by the gas explosion in Holborn are expected to be again open for traffic?

Colonel ASHLEY

The borough council have let contracts for the whole of the road reinstatement, but this cannot be commenced until the various statutory authorities have completed the work on their mains and services. The contracts provide for continuous working night and day. It is hoped that High Holborn will be open to traffic in May and the remainder of the streets a month later.