§ 18. Mr. Gibson-watt
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation the present position with regard to the Ross Spur motor road and the Hereford inner relief road together with a new bridge over the Wye.
§ The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (Mr. Hugh Molson)
The present position with regard to the Ross Spur is that the agent authorities are preparing the necessary contract details and we have given instructions for the process of acquiring land to start. In the case of the Hereford inner relief road and the new bridge over the River Wye, the Hereford City Council, which is the agent authority, is preparing the details required before my right hon. Friend can publish a draft Order under Section 1 (2) of the Trunk Roads Act establishing the line of this new trunk road.
§ Commander Agnew
Can my hon. Friend say whether the claims for compensation on behalf of those who may be adversely affected by the route selected have yet been sent in and adjudicated upon?
§ Mr. Molson
I am not sure. The necessary details which are required in connection with alterations to public highways are nearly complete, and the requisite Orders under Section 3 will be published within the next few months.