§ Colonel CLIFTON BROWN
asked the Minister of Transport whether he can yet state when work on the Haltwhistle section of the Newcastle-Hexham-Carlisle road will commence; and whether, should further delay seem probable, he will authorise entry on to the land at short notice without prejudice to subsequent negotiations with the landlords concerned?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
I am informed that the Northumberland County Council expect to obtain possession of all the necessary land within the next few days. If, however, further delay seems probable, they propose to take steps for compulsory acquisition of certain lands.