HC Deb 04 May 1955 vol 540 c1689
47. Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will ensure that the reconstructed Albert Bridge will be carried over the Chelsea Embankment in order to speed-up both north—south and east—west traffic.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The preparation of a scheme for reconstructing Albert Bridge is, in the first place, a matter for the London County Council. When it submits a scheme to me I will bear the hon. Member's suggestion in mind.

Mr. Robinson

Will the Minister bear it sympathetically in mind, because he will recall that the Chelsea Embankment is one of the few fast through roads in London? The value of it will be greatly enhanced by a fly-over crossing.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I will bear it in mind, but if the hon. Gentleman knows the site he will realise that if this road is to be carried over the Embankment it will be necessary to take a certain amount of additional property, and that the cost will be substantially increased.