§ 39. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when, precisely, reconstruction of the roadway from Whipps Cross. Leyton, towards 389 Wanstead, will begin; and what alteration in traffic ways arc included in the reconstruction.
§ Mr. Watkinson
The Leyton Borough Council is the highway authority for this road, and I understand that it hopes to start this work early in July. The scheme includes the construction of dual 24 ft. carriageways for a distance of 430 yards from the roundabout at Whipps Cross and the improvement of the junction of Snaresbrook Road with Lea Bridge Road.
§ Mr. Sorensen
Although it is perfectly true that the local authority is responsible in a subordinate capacity, does not the Minister have a certain responsibility? Is it due largely to the Ministry that there has been such a protracted delay in the reconstruction of this very vital roadway?