HC Deb 04 June 1930 vol 239 c2149
54. Major NATHAN

asked the Minister of Transport the position as regards the Charing Cross Scheme; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter?


As the hon. and gallant Member is aware, the question of the promotion of a scheme for the construction of a new bridge at Charing Cross, is a matter which falls primarily to be dealt with by the London County Council as the bridge authority. I understand that the London County Council at their meeting yesterday, decided not to take any action with a view to recommitting the Charing Cross Bridge Bill, but to appoint a Committee representative of all the interests concerned. Until I have had an opportunity of fully considering the matter, I shall not be in a position to make any statement.


Will the Minister consider, in view of the importance of this bridge to the future development of London, the proposal that the design should go out to competition?


That was always intended, but—


We cannot go into that subject now.