§ 12. Mr. Driberg
asked the Postmaster-General what is the purpose of the large hole in the road at the corner of Store Street and Gower Street, Bloomsbury; on what date it was opened; when it will be closed; and what was the cause of the delay that there has been in completing these works.
§ Mr. Bevins
This hole in the road is needed for the construction of a tunnel to take additional telephone cables. Work started on 7th October last and it should be finished tomorrow, though work further along Store Street will go on for another two or three months. The delay has been caused by the special requirements of the local highway authority.