HC Deb 04 April 1944 vol 398 c1811
64. Colonel Greenwell

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport if, in view of the necessity for better road communication between North-east England and the South-west of England and of Wales, he will consider including in his plans for post-war road development the reconstruction of that part of the Fosse Way South-west of Leicester which runs from the cross-roads half a mile South-west of Sutton Hill Bridge, through High Cross and Brink-low, to Halford, and also that part which runs from Cirencester, past Foxley and Wraxall, to Bath.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport (Mr. Noel-Baker)

As at present advised, I am not clear that these sections of the Fosse Way would form part of the best route for a road for through traffic from North-east England to South-west England and Wales. If, however, the responsible highway authorities have any proposals to make, I shall be glad to consider them.

Colonel Greenwell

Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that the road mentioned in the first part of the Question would bypass a great deal of heavy traffic in the Coventry and Warwick district and speed up traffic from North-east to Southwest?

Mr. Noel-Baker

I am ready to consider the question.