HC Deb 03 February 1969 vol 777 cc6-7
19. Mr. Berry

asked the Minister of Transport when he expects the North Circular Road to be of dual carriageway standard throughout its length.

Mr. Bob Brown

By the late 1970s, except for a very few short lengths.

Mr. Berry

Does the Parliamentary Secretary agree that this road is at present the only ring road in the north of London and is, therefore, of tremendous importance? Will he bear in mind two points? First, can we have more flyovers and underpasses such as are now being started on the A4088? Secondly, where houses will be affected and knocked down, will he, first, give maximum warning to the occupants and, secondly, and even more importantly, will he ensure that they have adequate compensation when the time comes?

Mr. Brown

On the second point, we are goverened by the statutory processes which we must follow, so the hon. Gentleman need seek no assurance on that. The question of more underpasses will be considered in the design stage.