HC Deb 31 July 1963 vol 682 cc419-20
13. Mr. Turner

asked the Minister of Transport when work on duplicating the tunnel under the railway on the A.20 near the Dutch House, London, S.E.9, will commence.

Mr. Galbraith

I understand that the London County Council, which is the improvement authority, will shortly invite tenders for the bridge works and that the work is expected to start this year.

Mr. Turner

In view of the time that has elapsed since my right hon. Friend authorised this improvement on this important trunk road, and the fact that within the last 14 days there has been another fatal accident there due to this not being a dual carriageway, I would be grateful if my hon. Friend would do everything possible to expedite this improvement.

Mr. Galbraith

In fact there were some delays to do with the transfer of land—my hon. Friend probably knows about them—but I understand that tender documents are shortly to go out.

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