HC Deb 07 June 1967 vol 747 cc1045-6
13 and 45. Mr. Arnold Shaw

asked the Minister of Transport (1) what progress has been made in the study by her Department into the possibility of providing ramps at the Gants Hill, Ilford, roundabout; and whether she will make a statement;

(2) what progress has been made in her consultations with the Redbridge Borough Council and London Transport on the question of the provision of ramps at Gants Hill, Ilford, subway.

69. Mr. Iremonger

asked the Minister of Transport if she will make a statement about the progress of discussions between her Department and the Redbridge Borough Council and the London Transport Executive about ramps at Gants Hill, Ilford.

Mr. John Morris

Ministry engineers attended a site meeting on 12th May with officers of the London Borough of Redbridge and representatives of the Police and London Transport Board, at which possible sites for ramps were considered. Space for ramps is restricted and their construction may involve moving cables and mains. Investigations are in progress on the practicability and cost of providing them.

Mr. Shaw

I am sure that everyone in the district, particularly those with young children, will warmly welcome that reply. Can we be assured that there will be no delay in carrying out the work?

Mr. Morris

I welcome my hon. Friend's remarks. I know the concern which has been expressed in the area. We have invited the borough engineer to submit a scheme. A number of problems have to be canvassed both with the London Transport Board and the local authority. This is a difficult problem but I hope that the utmost expedition will be shown.