Mr. WEST RUSSELL
asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been drawn to the delay in making a start on the main road schemes in the eight northern counties; and whether, in view of the need for providing the maximum possible amount of work during the winter months that remain, he is taking any steps to expedite operations in connection with these road schemes?274W
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
The progress of certain schemes in the northern counties has been delayed by various difficulties and by the necessity for obtaining proper engineering details before schemes can be finally approved. I am anxious to assist local authorities to put work in hand rapidly and have already had a special examination made of the position in this area with a view to expediting the execution of work.