HC Deb 21 December 1964 vol 704 c202W
Rear-Admiral Morgan Giles

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will make a statement on the reasons for the delay in authorising his agents, the Hampshire County Council, to call for tenders for the construction of the Otter-bourne and Chandler's Ford by-pass, in view of the fact that contract drawings and documents were prepared as a matter of urgency and were submitted to him on 1st October, 1964, on the understanding that the work would be authorised without delay.

Mr. Tom Fraser

As the county council is aware, the compulsory purchase orders for the acquisition of the necessary land are subject to special Parliamentary procedure. The issue of invitations to tender must necessarily await the outcome.