§ 33. Mr. Bottomley
asked the Minister of Transport when the survey stage of the Rochester by-pass road will be completed.
§ Mr. Bottomley
Is the Minister aware that the high casualty rate in my division is largely due to the absence of the bypass road? Will the Minister consult his right hon. Friend the First Lord of the Admiralty about the need for this by-pass road for purposes of strategy?
We are fully aware of the need. The hon. Gentleman may be aware of the fact that there is opposition from certain farming concerns to the tentative line that is now being surveyed. We hope that this difficulty will soon be settled. As I have said, the survey will be completed in seven or eight months' time.