§ 52. Mr. HARRIS
asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been drawn to the recent serious obstruction caused to traffic by the laying of pipes and cables in Regent Street and the neighbourhood of Victoria; and what steps the Government has taken to encourage the construction of underground subways?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
I am aware that the London Power Company are engaged upon the works referred to by the hon. Member but no complaint has been made to me of any avoidable obstruction. The desirability of instituting an inquiry into the general question of underground subways is under consideration.
§ Colonel HOWARD-BURY
Why is it the practice of the Department to take up all these roads in June and July every year?
§ Mr. MORRISON
I am quite aware of the superstition which exists to that effect, but I am advised that it is not in accordance with the facts.