§ Major GLYN
asked the Minister of Transport when the Colnbrook by-pass road will be open to traffic; what was 1785W the date when this scheme was agreed on; what was the date when work commenced; what was the cost of the scheme; and were the contractors placed under any penalty clause, either for unsatisfactory work or undue delay in completion of the scheme?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
The Colnbrook by-pass was opened to traffic on the 17th instant. The scheme was approved by my Department on 3rd September, 1925. Construction began in October, 1925. The approved estimates for the scheme amount to £246,400; the exact cost is not yet ascertained. The usual penalty clauses regarding unsatisfactory work and undue delay were included in all contracts relating to the scheme.