§ Captain W. G. HALL
asked the Minister of Transport how many men are employed and for how long on the work in the section of the Bath Road from Great West Road to Colnbrook; and what is the total estimated cost and the estimated expenditure, respectively, on the acquisition of land and for other compensation to owners or occupiers for severance, disturbance, easements and the like, on wages, and on material?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
Forty-two men are at present engaged upon the construction of that portion of the Bath Road which lies between the Great West Road and Colnbrook, and it is estimated that the work involved will provide 4,116 men-months of direct employment. The estimated cost of this portion of the234W scheme is £171,500 of which about £42,000 represents the probable cost of acquisition of land and compensation. The constructional works are estimated to cost £129,500, but I regret that I have not sufficient data to enable me to divide the figures between wages and material.