§ Colonel DAY
asked the Minister of Transport the reason for the delay in the completion of the work on the by-pass road connecting Barking Road with the 264W old London-Tilbury road; and whether any agreement has been made with the London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company as to the bridge over the London-Tilbury line so as to expedite the completion of this work?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
The delay in the completion of this arterial road is due to difficulties attending the construction of bridges across the tidal waters of Barking Creek and over the London, Midland and Scottish Railway line. For the former bridge Parliamentary powers had to be obtained and the work of construction is already well under way. In the case of the railway bridge arrangements have now been made with the railway company enabling tenders to be invited for the building of the bridge.