asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport (1) whether, in view of the large number of men and material being used in widening the main Uxbridge to Gerrards Cross Road, which is not of importance to the war effort, he will arrange for them to be better employed in war work;
(2) on what date he now expects to open to traffic the Uxbridge by-pass?
Will the right hon. Gentleman make personal inquiries into this matter, when he will see that this new work which is being done is quite unnecessary in connection with the other scheme? Will he also bear in mind that a few months ago we were told that the Uxbridge bye-pass road would be finished and opened in August—after work had been going on there for three years—and that now we are told it will not be opened till the end of the year?