§ 38. Mr. SUMMERSBY
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware of the pressing need of roads to by-pass Slough and Maidenhead; and when does he expect a start on the work to be made in each place, respectively?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
I have informed the county councils of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire that I am prepared to make a grant of 60 per cent. of the cost of an approved scheme for by-passing Maidenhead but the councils have intimated that they are not prepared to proceed with the scheme on this basis. No scheme has so far been submitted to me by the responsible highway authority for by-passing Slough.
§ Mr. SUMMERSBY
Is the Minister aware that all the controlled traffic which goes down the Great West Road and goes through Maidenhead has to pass through an 18-foot road for a quarter of a mile?