HC Deb 23 June 1937 vol 325 cc1216-7W
Captain Plugge

asked the Minister of Transport whether the respective costs of the by-pass schemes recently announced by him in connection with roads through Rochester, Winchester, Maidstone, Selby and Tonbridge make allowance for the recent increase in the cost of structural steel?

Mr. Burgin

The estimates of cost did not make allowance for an increase in the cost of structural steel. The Winchester by-pass is in course of construction and except for the final section will not be affected by rising prices. Estimates for the Rochester, Maidstone, Selby and Ton-bridge by-passes are approximate only and adjustment may be required when the schemes are approved for grant and contracts are entered into.