§ 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.