Bickley Point Road Junction, Bromley

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th April 1970.

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Photo of Mr John Hunt Mr John Hunt , Bromley 12:00 am, 28th April 1970

asked the Minister of Transport what recent consultations have taken place between his Department and the local authorities concerned regarding the improvement of the Bickley Point road junction in Bromley.

Photo of Mr Albert Murray Mr Albert Murray , Gravesend

None, Sir. Neither the London Borough of Bromley nor the Greater London Council, which are the relevant highway authorities, has yet approached the Department about the improvement of this junction.

Photo of Mr John Hunt Mr John Hunt , Bromley

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that everyone seems to agree that conditions at this junction have become intolerable both for motorists and pedestrians, yet no one seems able to produce an effective and practicable improvement scheme? Will he please take the initiative in this matter and try to persuade the G.L.C. to treat it as one of great urgency and also see that his Department gives all help and co-operation in formulating an effective scheme?

Photo of Mr Albert Murray Mr Albert Murray , Gravesend

I have no doubt that the hon. Member could do just that by putting pressure on his political friends at County Hall to do something about this matter. We understand that the London Borough of Bromley and Greater London Council are discussing alternative schemes for this purpose.