HC Deb 20 March 1963 vol 674 c68W
80. Mr. Fletcher

asked the Minister of Transport, whether, despite the widespread opposition to his proposed lorry route through Islington, he intends to direct the Islington Borough Council to carry out the necessary road widening, erection of signs, and other works; and what grant he is proposing to make towards the cost of such works.

Mr. Marples

The Islington Borough Council has not yet told me whether, as highway authority, it is prepared to do the work necessary for the scheme to be tried. The possible use, therefore, of my powers of direction has not arisen. But I do regard it as important that this scheme should be introduced soon. It will be of great value to traffic generally and in its revised form takes account of much of the criticism of the original proposals. The amount of grant will depend upon the classification of the roads concerned.