§ Commander Scott-Miller
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he is aware of the congestion of road traffic through the bottleneck of King's Lynn, particularly at weekends and during the summer months, and that the closing down of parts of the Midland and Great Northern Railway will add to the road difficulties through the town; and what steps he intends taking in order to alleviate this congestion.
§ Mr. Watkinson
Yes. I am considering improving the junction of A.47 with A.149 at South Gates, and when funds permit I hope to make a grant towards schemes of the Norfolk County Council to improve the Gaywood Road Level Crossing and Eastgate Bridge on A.149. I regret that I cannot at present include the eastern by-pass of King's Lynn in my road programme, but I shall continue to bear it in mind.