HC Deb 05 July 1939 vol 349 cc1330-1W
Mr. Benjamin Smith

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the holiday traffic to Margate, and other pleasure resorts, is gravely inconvenienced by the continual hold-up at Rochester of traffic to the adjoining towns; and whether the Ministry have under contemplation any plans to relieve this congestion?

Captain Wallace

I am aware of the traffic difficulties at Rochester. A survey for a by-pass was recently undertaken by the local authorities. The cost of constructing such a road will be very high, and I cannot say when the authorities concerned will be ready to proceed with a scheme.