HC Deb 02 July 1951 vol 489 cc1869-70
2. Mr. Bell

asked the Minister of Transport whether the Slough Corporation have now submitted to him for approval plans for the reconstruction and widening of the road bridge carrying the Uxbridge Road, A 412, over the Grand Union Canal where road traffic is now restricted as to speed and weight on account of the condition of the bridge.

The Minister of Transport (Mr. Barnes)

No, Sir, but the borough engineer has discussed preliminary plans with my Department.

Mr. Bell

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that these restrictions have now been in force for a considerable time? Will he expedite the reconstruction and widening of this bridge, so that it is fit to carry modern traffic?

Mr. Barnes

For the time being, I think I had better leave it to the experts. When I have received their report I will further consider the matter.