§ 51. Mr. McENTEE
asked the Minister of Transport whether he has made any offer of financial assistance to the London County Council in respect of the rebuilding of Waterloo Bridge; if so, what is the 849 nature of the offer; and whether he will press upon the council the necessity of getting rid of the present structure?
§ Mr. PYBUS
I informed the Chairman of the Improvements Committee of the London County Council on the 26th January that if after considering the alternative of a Temple Bridge, the council should decide in the exercise of their discretion as the responsible highway and improvement authority, that the only satisfactory course is to replace Waterloo Bridge and erect a new one to take six lines of traffic, the Government would not feel justified in intervening and would make a grant out of the Road Fund of 60 per cent. of the cost.