HC Deb 04 December 1963 vol 685 c1121
14. Mr. Turton

asked the Minister of Transport when work will commence on the Malton by-pass on A.64.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport (Mr. T. G. D. Galbraith)

We hope to be able to authorise a start of work on the eastern arm of the by-pass within about eighteen months.

Mr. Turton

Will my hon. Friend bear in mind that for twenty-five years my constituents have been pressing for the eastern arm of this road and that they have been caused both loss and inconvenience, by the delay? Is he further aware that in July, 1960—three and a half years ago—the Minister said that preparatory work was being undertaken and that he hoped that the eastern arm would be started soon? Time has been very long in this matter.

Mr. Galbraith

My right hon. Friend's constituents will at least be glad to know that work will start within eighteen months.