HC Deb 24 November 1959 vol 614 c203
44. Mr. F. Noel-Baker

asked the Minister of Works if he has now completed his consultations with the Ministry of Transport regarding proposals to widen road B.6318; and what steps will be taken to safeguard the Roman Wall.

Lord John Hope

My right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport and I are still considering what are the best means of improving conditions for traffic along this route.

As my predecessor stated in answer to a Question from my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Poole (Captain Pilkington) on 24th June, 1958, arrangements have been made for both Departments to be consulted about all road schemes which affect the Wall and its associated works.

Mr. Noel-Baker

Does the Minister agree that this has taken an awfully long time? When does he expect to be in a position to make a final statement? This is a matter which interests great numbers of people. Should not the Minister make a statement about it soon?

Lord John Hope

I will as soon as I can, but a number of alternative proposals have to be considered.