§ Sir J. Eden
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works when the road-surfacing work now being carried out in Hyde Park will be completed; why he did not specify that the work should be done at night; whether he will ask the contractors to replace men and shovels with machines; and if, in view of the severe dislocation of traffic, he will take immediate action to speed up the whole operation.
§ Mr. Boyden
The work should be completed within the next three weeks: it would have cost substantially more if carried out at night. Machines cannot be used effectively to lay the tapered base course of concrete but they are being used to lay the even top-surface of macadam.
I am satisfied that the work is being done expeditiously and efficiently.