Road and Rail Plan, London

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th October 1949.

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Photo of Mr Alfred Barnes Mr Alfred Barnes , East Ham South 12:00 am, 24th October 1949

As I have already informed the House, the Government have fully in mind the need for co-ordination of rail and road plans for London and no proposal for a major change in either road or rail facilities is considered without taking alternative forms of transport fully into account. A comprehensive road and rail plan should emerge from the preparation and approval of development plans for the Greater London area by the 10 planning authorities concerned. Coordination of the road and rail aspects will take place as a continuing process in the preparation of these plans. It will be several years before the development plans are sufficiently firm to enable a definite estimate to be made of the capital expenditure.