§ 37. Mr. TINKER
asked the Minister of Transport what progress has been made in the construction of the Manchester-Liverpool road; if any part of it is completed and in use for public traffic; and when it is expected that the whole of it will be completed and ready for use?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
The part of the Liverpool-Manchester road two miles in length, which lies within the Liverpool County Borough has been completed and opened to traffic since April, 1929. No portion of the work in progress within the administrative county of Lancashire has been completed, but the contract provides for completion by-November, 1933.
§ Mr. TINKER
Can my right hon. Friend say if the time given for completion is the time that was understood in the contract?
§ Mr. MORRISON
I am speaking from recollection, but it appears to be part of the original contract. I am not, however, certain.
§ 38. Mr. TINKER
asked the Minister of Transport how many persons are employed on the construction of the Manchester-Liverpool road at the present time; what is the greatest number employed upon it at any one time; and can he state at what period the highest number will be employed upon it and what that figure will be?
§ Mr. MORRISON
The approximate number of persons now employed directly on the construction of the road is 1,128. The maximum number employed at any one time was 1,300. It is not anticipated that the number of men now employed will be increased in the future.