§ Colonel Baldwin-Webb
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the damage being done to industry and development in Shropshire generally, and in the Ironbridge district in particular, by the delay in proceeding with the building of the new bridge; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy the serious position?
§ Mr. Burgin
This is a matter entirely within the discretion of the County Council as the responsible highway authority concerned. I understand that, after obtaining tenders, the Shropshire County Council decided, in view of the high cost, to postpone this work.