HC Deb 16 May 1956 vol 552 c1979
16. Mr. Fenner Brockway

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when it is proposed to commence work on the by-pass relieving the crowded condition of Eton High Street.

The Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation (Mr. Harold Watkinson)

I have received no application from the responsible highway authorities for a grant towards the cost of such a scheme; but in any case it would be costly and I can see no prospect of including it in the earlier years of the road programme.

Mr. Brockway

I am very appreciative of what the Ministry has done about crossings and lighting in that street, but is it not the case that the Ministry promised that as soon as the Eton and Windsor Councils and the Buckinghamshire and Berkshire Councils came to an agreement, it would give early attention to the construction of this relief road?

Mr. Watkinson

I think that one of the difficulties is that the agreement is yet by no means firm. I believe that the line is not clearly established and is not yet agreed with my own Department.

Mr. Brockway

Will the right hon. Gentleman look into this matter again, because I think he will find that there is now absolute agreement between all the authorities concerned?

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