§ Sir J. POWER
asked the Minister of Transport if his attention has been called to a scheme for a by-pass road proposed in order to relieve the congestion at the level crossing on the main London-Kingston road, involving acquisition of 45W property and considerable expenditure; and whether he is prepared to co-operate with the highway authorities concerned in a scheme to deal with the level crossing and so remove the necessity for the proposed by-pass road and impose upon the railway company recognition of the potential liability devolving upon them under Section 22 of the Wimbledon and Croydon Act, 1853?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
Various tentative proposals have been submitted to my Department for improving traffic conditions at the point which I assume the hon. Member has in mind, namely, on the Merton-Kingston road just north of Merton Station. Discussion is still proceeding, and at this stage I am not prepared to express an opinion upon the merits of the alternative projects.