HC Deb 31 July 1963 vol 682 cc423-4
23. Mr. Worsley

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has finally approved plans for the Hard Ings Road bypass, Keighley; and when he expects work to start.

Mr. Marples

I have approved the plans for this scheme but land acquisition is not yet complete. I hope it will be possible to start the road works in the current financial year.

Mr. Worsley

Is the Minister aware that the news that the plans are completed will be welcomed in Keighley? Will he do everything he can to hurry up this piece of land acquisition? Is he aware that this bridge was started before the war, when it was delayed, and is now urgently needed?

Mr. Marples

The plan is approved, and I shall do my best to see that it is expedited.