HC Deb 18 June 1951 vol 489 c7W
66. Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the Minister of Transport by what authority he made arrangements for street repair patching work of less than 50 square yards to be carried out only at week-ends.

Mr. Barnes:

As I indicated in my reply on 7th May to a Question by the hon. Member for Hitchin (Mr. Fisher), I made arrangements with the highway authorities concerned that, in view of the extra traffic likely to arise from the Festival of Britain, no resurfacing work should be carried out on main roads in the central area of London before the end of September. These arrangements seem to me sensible and were made under my powers under the London Traffic Act to control the starting date of street works. An exception was made in the case of small patching work which it was arranged should be carried out only at week-ends, but in my earlier reply I should have referred to 50 linear yards instead of 50 square yards.