HC Deb 08 December 1925 vol 189 cc304-5W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the workmen employed an a toad contract by Messrs. Parkinson, of Finchley, London, N., are not provided with a suitable place in which to take their meals and that no provision has been made for protection against inclement weather although the necessary parts of a shelter are lying close to the work: and whether he will make suitable representations to the contractors for the purpose of seeing that this accommodation is provided?

Colonel ASHLEY

I assume that the hon. Member refers to the contract let by the Middlesex County Council to Messrs. Sir Lindsay Parkinson Company, Limited, for the construction of the section of the Barnet By-Pass between Hall Lane, Hendon and the North Circular Road, Finchley. As a result of inquiries, I am informed that messing accommodation and shelters are provided along the length of the section for the men at present engaged upon the work. Less than one-third of a mile is situated in Finchley, where only preliminary works have up to the present been undertaken. I understand that the shelter referred to will be erected as soon as the main constructional works are commenced.