§ Mr. J. BAKER
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that, although application by the Stevenage local authority for a loan for the Hellards Road extension was made in August last year, no definite reply has yet been received from his Department, and that recently an application has been made by the same authority for the widening of Letchmore Road; and whether he will take whatever steps are possible to expedite consideration and settlement of these applications?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
So far as the Hellards Road extension is concerned, I understand that the necessary 1981W plans were not received until 6th January, and that subsequently as a result of the consideration of the scheme by my officers the plans were amended and the estimate of cost revised. A recommendation in the matter has now been sent by my Department to the Ministry of Health. As regards the widening of Letchmore Road a formal grant from the Road Fund will be issued in the course of a few days. No application for a loan in respect of this scheme has been received in my Department.