§ Mr. Marples
I hope that work on the scheme for dualling Narborough Road South can start next summer but it depends upon the completion of the necessary statutory processes. The Order under Section 9 of the Highways Act became operative in mid-October last and a compulsory purchase order for 203W the acquisition of the land required for the scheme was published in draft at the end of that month. Objections to the compulsory purchase order have been received and I am arranging for an independent inspector to hold a public inquiry on 12th February next. Meantime, the district valuer of the Inland Revenue Department has been asked on my behalf to open negotiations with all those persons having interests in land required for the scheme. The work is expected to take two years to complete.