HC Deb 24 July 1963 vol 681 c1441
12. Mr. Loveys

asked the Minister of Transport if he will give a date for the commencement of work on the Crocker-hill diversion on the A.27.

Mr. Marples

As my hon. Friend knows, this diversion is linked with other road works, which are still under consideration. I intend to publish details of the proposals as a whole as soon as they are finalised.

Mr. Loveys

Is not my right hon. Friend aware that the West Sussex County Council has been itching to get ahead with this part of the scheme for years and that the delay in proceeding with the work is entirely due to disagreement between Ministerial Departments? Cannot he give an assurance that this part of the work can be commenced this year?

Mr. Marples

I cannot give that assurance, but I will promise my hon. Friend to look at this matter again and see whether we can press on as quickly as possible.

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