§ Colonel CLIFTON BROWN
asked the Minister of Transport whether he can state the present position as regards the proposed compulsory purchase of Wylam bridge, Northumberland; and if he can say when he proposes to take action in the matter?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
I understand that the county council have suggested to the owners of the bridge that the terms of acquisition might be settled by the official arbitrator without recourse to the exercise of compulsory powers. I can take no action pending a decision on this suggestion.