Tamar Bridge

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

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Photo of Mr Frank Hayman Mr Frank Hayman , Falmouth and Camborne 12:00 am, 2nd April 1958

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he will make a statement on the latest application of the Tamar Bridge Authority for sanction to proceed with plans and preparatory work.

Photo of Mr Harold Watkinson Mr Harold Watkinson , Woking

I am still considering this matter.

Photo of Mr Frank Hayman Mr Frank Hayman , Falmouth and Camborne

Will the Minister bear in mind that Hope deferred maketh the heart sick"? Cornwall and Plymouth have been waiting years for this bridge and need to carry on with the preparatory work if only because of the heavy unemployment in Cornwall and Devon?

Photo of Mr Harold Watkinson Mr Harold Watkinson , Woking

I have said that I am considering this matter, and in the road programme as a whole at least there is not as much hope deferred as there was.