HC Deb 15 November 1967 vol 754 cc438-9
45. Mr. St. John-Stevas

asked the Minister of Transport what plans she has to improve the Essex roads, especially the Al22 from Chelmsford to Epping and the A414 from Chelmsford to Hatfield Heath.

Mr. Swingler

Our plans for the improvement of roads in Essex have been included in road programme announcements, but I will send the hon. Member a full and lengthy list. They include expenditure of over £¼ million on Al22 and of over £200,000 on A414.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

Does the Minister realise that what the people of my constituency want is not a full and lengthy list but some speedy action on a comparatively minor project?

Mr. Swingler

The list which I will supply to the hon. Gentleman will show action on about ten schemes that are going on in this area. Although I am not in favour of this, comparison will show that in Essex there was a rather larger share of the road programme in the last year than in the case of other counties. When he has considered the list I will be pleased to receive his comments.