§ Mr. Iremonger
asked the Minister of Transport if he will make a statement on the closing of gaps in the central reservation in Eastern Avenue, Ilford, to the west of Gants Hill, with special reference to existing bus routes.
§ Mr. Marples
I am in consultation with the local authorities and the police about the possibility of closing a number of gaps in the central reservation in Eastern Avenue between Preston Drive and Gants Hill. Thereafter I shall advertise proposals in the local press. I shall invite representations and consider them carefully before I decide what to do. Existing bus routes will not be affected as I do not intend to close the gap opposite The Drive.