Western Avenue (Dual Carriageways)

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd April 1958.

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Photo of Sir Richard Pilkington Sir Richard Pilkington , Poole 12:00 am, 2nd April 1958

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when it is proposed to widen and have dual carriageways on the western end of Western Avenue.

Photo of Sir Richard Nugent Sir Richard Nugent , Guildford

I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply given on 26th March to my hon. Friend the Member for Buckinghamshire, South (Mr. Ronald Bell).

Photo of Sir Richard Pilkington Sir Richard Pilkington , Poole

Will my hon. Friend say how long ago it was planned to increase this road to a dual carriageway, and can he add anything about when this improvement is likely to be carried out?

Photo of Sir Richard Nugent Sir Richard Nugent , Guildford

My right hon. Friend has said that we have the matter under consideration now to see when, and if, we can include it in our current road programme.

Photo of Mr Frank Beswick Mr Frank Beswick , Uxbridge

Will the Parliamentary Secretary look at the Answer he gave to my Written Question yesterday, which showed that there have been 130 accidents during the last two years on this stretch of roadway? Does he not think that this calls for some work to be done?

Photo of Sir Richard Nugent Sir Richard Nugent , Guildford

I quite agree, of course, that it is desirable to have this work done. Our problem is one of priorities. We shall certainly have it done as soon as we can.