§ Mr. Greenway
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in the light of difficulties being caused by the delay in completing the gyratory system at Hanger Lane, he will take steps to expedite the final completion; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The partial opening of the gyratory system has caused difficulties, but I expect work to be completed during next February.
Indications so far are that the opening of the gyratory system has brought some benefit, but it is altering local traffic patterns which is giving rise to problems. These effects cannot be properly assessed until the work is104W
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
The permanent secretary of my Department was present at the most recent meeting of the consultative council on local government finance held on 15 October when the new rate support grant system was discussed.