HC Deb 22 May 1957 vol 570 c81W
Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation the procedural reasons which are delaying a start on construction of the remaining five of the eight road schemes with dual carriageways costing over £100,000, listed officially by him on 30th May, 1956, given in Civil Estimates 1957–l58 for commencement in 1956–57.

Mr. Watkinson:

The start of work has been delayed by the need to deal with objections lodged by affected interests on publication of draft Orders under Section 1 (2) of the Trunk Roads Act, 1946, or under Section 14 (1) of the Special Roads Act, 1949, and because in some cases it has been necessary to seek compulsory powers to acquire land.