HC Deb 01 February 1961 vol 633 cc963-4
7. Mr. Brockway

asked the Minister of Transport what decision has been reached regarding the Eton-Windsor relief road.

Mr. Hay

Our approval of the revised proposals for this road was notified to the Berkshire and Buckinghamshire County Councils on 3rd January.

Mr. Brockway

I am grateful for that, but can the hon. Gentleman say when the construction is likely to begin? Does he realise that the picturesque and historic High Street of Eton is now. because of lorry traffic from the Midlands to Southampton, becoming dangerous for old people, for children at the elementary school and for the boys at the college—particularly at the "Burning Bush"—and will he expedite the construction as much as possible?

Mr. Hay

It is not really for me to expedite the construction because the river crossing requires a Private Bill which is being promoted during this Session of Parliament by the two county councils to which I referred. I cannot, therefore, give any firm date for the start of construction.