§ Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the number of chief roads, such as the Kingston by-pass, which are now under repair in many places; and whether he will suggest to the surveyors concerned that such repairs should be concentrated in the autumn and winter months when traffic is not so heavy as now?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
I am aware that a considerable volume of repair work is now being carried out on important roads. In the case of streets in the Metropolitan area prescribed by me in pursuance of Section 4 of the London Traffic Act, 1924, the various repair works are co-ordinated each half-year with a view to securing that reasonable alternative routes are available. I am advised that it would not be practicable for engineering reasons, as well as on traffic grounds, to concentrate all such work into the autumn and winter months.