HC Deb 19 May 1952 vol 501 c27
42. Mr. Gough

asked the Minister of Transport what steps are being taken to repair the bomb damage at the north end of Southwark bridge; and whether he is aware that a bottleneck exists at this point.

Mr. Braithwaite

I understand that the Corporation of the City of London are preparing a scheme for the reconstruction of the northern approach. In view of present economic conditions, my right hon. Friend cannot commit himself to approving this scheme.

Mr. Gough

Would my hon. Friend bear in mind that this obstruction has existed since the end of the war? It consists of two Bailey bridges and only 20 yards away there is a tram terminus where, at busy hours, there is a seething mass of pedestrians and general danger to life and limb. Would he consider these as matters of serious import?

Mr. Braithwaite

I think we should await the scheme before pronouncing upon it.