§ Mr. de Freitas
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation (1) whether he is aware of the traffic chaos in the city of Lincoln caused by the fact that the city is cut in half for several hours each day by the closing of the railway level-crossing gates; and whether he will now approve the scheme to bridge this level-crossing;
(2) what is the present position about the plans and money for the Pelhara Bridge, Lincoln.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
I am aware of the difficulties caused by level crossings in Lincoln. As the hon. Member knows, I have already approved the appointment by Lincoln City Council of consulting engineers and architects to design a bridge to eliminate the Pelham Street Crossing, and the preparation of plans is proceeding. When the scheme is prepared and a firm estimate of cost submitted to me, I shall give it sympathetic consideration.