27. Mr. J. Wells
asked the Minister of Transport what progress has been made in improving the A.25 road in the past 12 months.
§ Mr. Marples
Two schemes covering three-quarters of a mile in total length have been completed. Three other schemes covering two and a quarter miles have been started.
I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for this comment, but how does he explain his Written Answer to me on 3rd July this year giving exactly the same length of road as he gave in his Answer to me on 3rd July last year, which had double white lines for half its length? From the reply given on 3rd July, in two years there appears to be no improvement.
Is it not intolerable that when my right hon. Friend has the same Question put down to him on the same date, one year apart, he gives the same Answer each year? He ought to be well aware of his Answer to me. Has he not taken the trouble to go into the matter? This is the principal road from my constituency and the majority of Kent to the west of England. I must press my right hon. Friend to look at this matter seriously.
§ Mr. Marples
If myhon. Friend refers to previous Questions, surely be can do so in his original Question.
On a point of order. Owing to the unsatisfactory nature of the reply, I beg to give notice that I shall seek to raise the matter again on the Adjournment.