HC Deb 06 November 1945 vol 415 cc1237-8W
Mr. Garry Allighan

asked the Secretary of State for War how much public money, apart from the cost of labour, his Department expended in building the bridge over the Medway, between Hailing and Would-ham.

Mr. Lawson

This was one of many relief bridges built in 1940–41 as preparation against invasion. Accurate records of cost are not available, but the figure is probably between £12,000 and £13,000.

Colonel Ponsonby

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will give instructions to stop the proposed demolition of the military bridge over the Medway at Wouldham until discussions have taken place with the Kent County Council and other authorities.

Mr. Lawson

As stated by letter to the hon. and gallant Member on 2nd November, this bridge is not being removed for the time being.