§ Sir A. Bossom
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation (1) if he will arrange for an experienced official to 8W visit Maidstone any Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning, to observe the condition of the traffic caused by people from the rest of the country going through to the coast; and if he will then decide when this situation can be relieved;
(2) when the official decision will be made regarding the Maidstone and Medway towns by-passes or the central road through Kent, with branches to Maidstone and the Medway towns, where every week the situation is getting more serious.
§ Mr. Watkinson
I am well aware of traffic conditions in Maidstone and in the Medway towns and I intend to take steps to relieve them. As my hon. Friend knows, I am now considering the future trunk road pattern in Kent, and will reach a decision as soon as I can.