HC Deb 08 February 1956 vol 548 cc1654-5
43. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what percentage of the work on the Cromwell Road Extension has so far been completed on the classified road portion and the trunk road portion, respectively; and whether he is yet in a position to give an estimated date when the work as a whole will be completed.

Mr. Watkinson

On the classified road portion 16 per cent., and on the trunk road portion 1.4 per cent. I am not yet able to give a date for completion of the whole scheme.

Mr. Janner

Will the Minister expedite this work, which has been on hand for a very considerable time? Is he not in a position yet to give some indication when it is likely to be completed?

Mr. Watkinson

I do attach great importance to it because of the link between London and London Airport.

Viscount Hinchingbrooke

Will my right hon. Friend reconsider the decision of his predecessor not to press for the fly-under at the Hammersmith junction?

Mr. Watkinson

That is a very technical question, which I cannot answer now, but if my noble Friend likes to put it down I will do my best to answer it.