HC Deb 28 July 1965 vol 717 c110W
84. Mr. Hornby

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will give an assurance that financial provision has been made for the building of the Tonbridge bypass in the year 1966, and that no delay with this starting date is contemplated by his Department.

Mr. Tom Fraser

This scheme was included in the classified road programme for 1964–65 at an estimated cost of £2.16 million (grant) and financial provision has been made accordingly. I now understand that the estimated cost has considerably increased. I shall, therefore, have to review its place in the programme, in the light of the availability of funds, when the Kent County Council have provided me with information about the reasons for the increase and the continued justification for the scheme at its higher cost.