My right hon. Friend has informed the Middlesex County Council that we are ready to consider a scheme for a new road and. bridge across the railway at Ponders End from Lea Valley Road to Nags Head Road with a road connection on the east side to the Brims-down industrial area. If the details of the scheme are satisfactory, I hope that we shall be able to approve it in this financial year.
While thanking the Minister for that reply and congratulating him on having succeeded in achieving agreement among the various parties and authorities concerned, as this scheme has been hanging fire for a very long time, may I urge him to speed up this matter as much as possible in view of the continued congestion in this area?