§ 33. Mr. Sydney Irving
asked the Minister of Transport when he anticipates that work can commence on the by-pass at Swanley on the A.20.
§ Mr. Irving
While thanking the Minister for his Answer, may I ask whether he will give an assurance, in view of the very serious accident rate on this road, and the fact that it is one of the five worst bottlenecks in the country, that whatever economies may be necessary this year this project will not be among them?
§ Mr. Hay
This is not a problem of economy, but is another reflection of the problem I mentioned in reply to an 153 earlier Question: that we are obliged by Parliament to go through certain statutory processes which inevitably take time to complete.