HC Deb 30 October 1957 vol 575 cc204-5
36. Captain Pilkington

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he will now state when the Marble Arch—Park Lane—Hyde Park Corner scheme is to begin and when it will be completed.

Mr. Watkinson

No date for constructional work to start can be given until the necessary legislation has been passed.

Mr. Strauss

Has the Minister no idea when that will be?

Mr. Watkinson

It is customary not to anticipate the Queen's Speech.

Mr. M. Lindsay

Is my right hon. Friend aware that this is the sort of answer we have had for many years? Can he give an indication when he hopes to get legislation through, the date when it will be started, and by when it will be finished?

Mr. Watkinson

No, Sir, certainly not. It is not customary in the House to anticipate the programme for a new Session.