§ Mr. Mitchison
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he is aware that schemes for a roundabout at the junction of Rothwell Road and Northfield Avenue in Kettering have been submitted to his Department before the war and at least four times subsequently and that the borough council and the Kettering Road Safety Committee both consider a roundabout as a necessary safety precaution; and whether he will now authorise work to proceed on the scheme last submitted.
§ Mr. Watkinson
The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. Even with the present road programme, however, it will take a considerable time to overtake the arrears of the past two decades and desirable as this scheme is, I am afraid that it will be some time before I can authorise the work.