§ Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport when it is expected that the new portion of the Great Western Road avoiding Brentford and Hounslow will be completed and opened to the public; whether any portion of this new road is open for through traffic; what is the reason that such slow progress has been made with the section between Kew Bridge and Syon Lane; and will he consider the advisability of speeding up this portion of 1618W the work in view in the increasing congestion of traffic in the narrow streets of Brentford?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
The portion of the new Great West Road lying between Syon Lane and Lampton—a distance of 1¾ miles—has been open to traffic since the spring. From Lampton to the Bath Road is nearly completed and will, I hope, be available for use in the early autumn. The rest of the road should be completed within 12 months save a short length at the Kew Bridge end, which will be unavoidably delayed owing to the difficulty of re-housing the tenants who will be displaced by the destruction of property.