§ 37. Captain BOURNE (for Sir JOSEPH LAMB)
asked the Minister of Transport whether he has had under consideration the expediency of restoring and reconstructing the London-Worcester direct road between Wheatley and Over-Kiddington to enable traffic to Worcester and to Birmingham to by-pass Oxford and, if so, with what result; and whether, pending such reconstruction, he will cause the existing route to be efficiently signposted for the guidance of through traffic?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
Consideration has been given to this suggestion, but it is doubtful whether its adoption would lead to any marked diminution of traffic in Oxford. The route referred to is a factor in the problem as a whole, but in any event it would be inadvisable to encourage its extended use by through traffic until considerable and extensive improvements have been effected.