HC Deb 30 March 1925 vol 182 cc959-60W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has yet ascertained if the private firm which is constructing for its own benefit a subway under the main arterial Kensington road is paying compensation in the form of land for street widening or otherwise for this pro was no appreciable change, on average, in prices of these items during the period under review. For articles of food, the averages given are based on information obtained from co-operative societies, multiple shopkeepers, and other retailers in about 500 towns and villages. For other articles included in the table, the figures are the averages of the prices in a number of the larger towns:

longed interference with a main route of traffic

Colonel ASHLEY

I have no power to intervene in the matter, but I understand that in the negotiations now in progress between the private firm and the highway authorities relative to the widening of Kensington High Street, account is being taken of the concession granted for the construction of the subway.