HC Deb 06 April 1955 vol 539 cc1154-5
11. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation how many of the recommendations, on matters within the responsibility of his Department, made by Metropolitan Essex local councils to his Department's Committee of Inquiry in respect of transport improvements have been accepted; and what progress has been made in their implementation.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the Committee of Inquiry into London Transport. I am afraid I cannot deal separately with recommendations made to the Committee by particular bodies or persons.

Mr. Sorensen

But can the Minister say what proposals he is considering with a view to improving the amenities for passengers in the north-east part of Greater London, and also the methods of transport?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I am considering the proposals embodied in the Report of the Committee but, as the hon. Gentleman may be aware, the Committee did not accept all the proposals made to it by the authorities in the district to which he has referred.

Mr. Ernest Davies

May we have a statement from the Minister about when we are likely to have a decision on the recommendations in the Chambers Report? Many questions have been asked in this House. Could the right hon. Gentleman indicate the intentions of the Government?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

This Report was submitted only at the end of January after a lengthy and conscientious examination by the Committee, and I am not in a position today to say when a statement will be made.