HC Deb 04 December 1963 vol 685 cc1130-1
31. Sir H. Harrison

asked the Minister of Transport when work is to start on the Stowmarket relief road.

Mr. Galbraith

We cannot say yet when this scheme will be included in the trunk road programme.

Sir H. Harrison

Is my hon. Friend aware that this relief road has been under discussion now for six or seven years and that this Answer will be most disappointing to all my enterprising constituents in this area? Many fatal accidents and many minor ones occur on this very narrow road, which is the access of the export trade from the Midlands to the ports of Felixstowe and Harwich. Will he look into the matter again?

Mr. Galbraith

My right hon. Friend will bear in mind what my hon. and gallant Friend has said in considering an extension of the programme, but at present we cannot give any indication of when it will come in.