§ Mr. Walker-Smith
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the lack of definity in the lay out of the Lea Valley Road is seriously retarding food production; which of the county councils concerned have requested him to make an early decision in this matter; and whether he will now give instructions for the future line of this road to be placed forthwith on the respective town planning maps.
§ Mr. Barnes
This road is not likely to be built for some years and I know of no reason why food production should be affected at present, nor have either of the county councils concerned asked for an early decision. The fixing of the line of the road, in relation to factors such as the new town at Harlow and the needs of agriculture, requires further investigation, which is proceeding. If the hon. Member will specify any cause for concern there may be, I shall be glad to look into it.