§ Major TASKER
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the Middlesex County Council have authorised the Finchley Urban District Council to proceed with the repair of the Great North Road between Finchley and Barnet, notwithstanding the Bill now before the House; and will he issue instructions for the necessary work of reconstruction to proceed in view of the months which have elapsed since the road surfaces became dangerous?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
The Middlesex County Council have authorised the Finchley Urban District Council to reconstruct the portion of the carriageway outside the tram track on 1561W of the road between North Finchley and Whetstone. My Department have promised a grant, and I understand that the Finchley Council are now letting a contract for the work. No instructions on my part are necessary, and I know of no reason why work should not proceed.