HC Deb 16 February 1955 vol 537 cc378-9
42. Mr. de Freitas

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when he expects the Pelham Bridge, Lincoln, to be completed.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The constructional work should take about two years, but as I indicated in my answer to the hon. Gentleman's Question, on 1st February, the scheme has not yet been submitted for my consideration.

Mr. de Freitas

Is it not a fact that the Minister has known about this scheme for many months? It should have been submitted by yesterday, and I am very surprised that the Minister should say what he has said. Could he not say definitely that if the scheme is submitted to him within the next few days it will be possible to make a start this year?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I appreciate the importance of this work there, but I could not give a blank answer with regard to a scheme which I have not yet seen.