HC Deb 09 February 1955 vol 536 cc1895-6
56. Mr. K. Thompson

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will arrange to display in the Library maps and diagrams showing, in detail, the places at which road development and improvement will take place under the roads development programme recently announced.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Yes, Sir. The map can, however, only include the large schemes mentioned in my statement on 2nd February and will therefore give only a very incomplete picture of what will be done under the programme.

Mr. Thompson

Will my right hon. Friend try to arrange for such a map to be kept up to date as the more detailed proposals are agreed and accepted by the Minister?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I will consider that.

Mr. Ernest Davies

Will the Minister at the same time give an indication when the map is published of the dates when it is proposed to start the respective schemes?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I should like notice of that.

Mr. M. Lindsay

Is my right hon. Friend aware that his reply is somewhat unimaginative? Can we not have several maps going into the fullest possible detail, instead of one map which cannot possibly show everything.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I am anxious to give my hon. Friend as many maps as I can. The point is that it would not be possible for me at this stage to identify any more schemes than I identified on 2nd February.