§ 37. Major NATHAN
asked the Minister of Transport if he can state the position as to the projected London Traffic Bill?
§ 39. Mr. HARRIS
asked the Minister of Transport what progress has been made with his scheme for the reorganisation of London traffic; and when he expects to be able to make it public?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
At present I can add nothing to the answer which I gave to similar questions put to me by the hon. Members last month.
§ Mr. HARRIS
Are we to understand that this scheme will be published in the Recess, and, if not, on what kind of date does the hon. Gentleman suggest that the scheme should be available, as London traffic is being seriously interfered with by the delay?
§ Mr. MORRISON
I cannot say when the scheme will be published. I cannot give a date. I am, however, hoping to receive the report and advice of Sir William McLintock quite soon, but the House will appreciate that that must be regarded as a confidential document of the Government, which could not be published. The House may be assured that I am very anxious to take the earliest possible opportunity of effectively dealing with this urgent problem.
§ Major NATHAN
Can the hon. Gentle-roan state what are the main reasons 1272 responsible for this very long delay, extending over a period now of very many months?
§ Mr. MORRISON
I think the reasons may be taken to be the complication of the financial considerations involved in the various undertakings.
§ Mr. CHARLES WILLIAMS
Has the hon. Gentleman considered the great danger of agitating his allies below the Gangway?