§ 95. Mr. HORRABIN
asked the Minister of Transport the reason for the continued delay in the commencement of work on the scheme for a viaduct over the River Nene and London and North Eastern Railway crossing at Peterborough?
§ Mr. PARKINSON
There has been considerable delay due to matters connected with the acceptance of a tender; but the county council were informed on the 30th May last of my right hon. Friend's approval of the tender which they desired to accept. Grants have already been made towards both the preliminary expenditure and the acquisition of land and the county council have been informed that the formal grant towards the cost of the works will be issued in due course. The issue of the final grant would not be prejudiced should the council decide to put the work in hand at once.