HC Deb 16 February 1939 vol 343 c1930W
Major Carver

asked the Minister of Transport whether he can supply a list of the by-pass roads which have been authorised, indicating which of these are already in the course of construction and those on which construction is likely to be commenced during 1939?

Mr. Burgin

A list of the more important road schemes, which include a number of by-passes and diversions, on which expenditure from the Road Fund is likely to be incurred during the current year will be found in the Appendix to the Roads, etc., Vote for 1938–39. In addition, highway authorities have taken steps in a large number of cases to protect the line of future by-passes although there may be no intention to construct them immediately. The compilation of a complete list (running into many hundreds) would involve an undue amount of labour and I hope my hon. and gallant Friend will not press his request, although I should be happy to furnish him with such information as I may possess in regard to any particular locality.