§ Mr. MacDermot
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware of recent criticisms in the courts of the policy of the Railways Board concerning the employment of convicted persons; and whether he will give a general direction in the public interest to the Board to permit the employment of convicted persons where security considerations allow.
§ Mr. Marples
I am not aware of any such criticisms of the policy of the British Railways Board, and I have no reason to think that a general direction of this kind is called for.
Highway Authority Scheme Estimated Grant £ London (Outside L.C.C.) and Home Counties Essex A.123 Ripple Road Bridge 420,000 Essex A.104 Leyton Bakers Arms improvement 217,500 Essex B.1335 Aveley, By-pass and improvement 180,000 Essex Potential Class I Hornchurch ring road southern loop 244,000 Essex A.112 Chingford, Priory Avenue to Walthamstow boundary. 150,000 Hertfordshire A.414 Hertford relief road 563,000 Hertfordshire A.412 Rickmansworth, Rectory Road 150,000 Hertfordshire A.404 Rickmansworth, southern by-pass 263,000 Hertfordshire A.121 Waltham Cross, Station Bridge 120,000 Kent A.223 North Cray Road, Stage I 225,000 Kent Potential Class I Ashford, diversions of East Hill, Mace Lane and Wellesley Road link. 119,000 Middlesex A.308 Reconstruction of Staines Road between Sunbury Cross and Ford Bridge. 522,000 Middlesex A.4020 Windmill Lane including Uxbridge Road/Green-ford Road junction. 300,000 Middlesex A.409/A.4006 Harrow, Kenton Road/Sheepcote Road junction 112,500 Middlesex A.244 Feltham, High Street 150,000 Middlesex A.503/1002 Tottenham, Broad Lane/Ferry Lane junction 79,000 Middlesex A.4020 Ealing, Uxbridge Road 150,000 Middlesex B.490 Acton Lane bridge reconstruction 90,000 Surrey A.217 Mitcham, eastern loop road diversion 375,000 Surrey A.238 Merton and Morden. Elimination of level crossing at Dorset Road/Kingston Road junction. 1,500,000