HC Deb 25 May 1938 vol 336 c1211
59. Mr. Liddall

asked the Minister of Transport the original estimate of the cost of the construction of the Mickleham by-pass road, and how much does he now expect it will cost?

The Minister of Transport (Mr. Burgin)

The approved estimated cost of works and land acquisition is £125,500, but the actual costs will not be known until the works are completed.

Mr. Logan

Is not this the second time that the hon. Member has complained of the narrowness of the roads?

Mr. Liddall

Is the Minister not aware that the purpose of my question was to find out whether direct labour was the cause of the increased cost?