§ Mr. Iremonger
asked the Minister of Transport, when she expects to publish plans for Radial Route 7 in so far as it affects property in the constituency of the hon. Member for Ilford, North; and what steps she is taking in the meantime to assist in the financing of the purchase 66W of property elsewhere by owner occupiers in the area affected by possible routes for Radial Route 7 who now cannot sell their houses.
§ Mr. Swingler
Our consultants are carrying out traffic investigations to determine the best line for the route. Their report is expected later this year, and my right hon. Friend hopes to be able to publish plans for the route in 1967, in the form of draft Orders under the Highways Act. Until Orders have been made she can consider claims for the advance purchase of properties affected by the route only when the owner-occupier of such a property is unable to sell at a reasonable price and can prove hardship.