HC Deb 03 February 1954 vol 523 c338
25. Mr. Proctor

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will take the necessary steps to stop the diversion of traffic from the Manchester outer ring road over the Barton Bridge, as the resultant congestion at Barton causes delay and inconvenience to the workers in Trafford Park Trading Estate.

Mr. Molson

I am unable to identify the outer ring road referred to. If the hon. Member will be good enough to give details, I will look into the matter.

Mr. Proctor

If I supply the hon. Gentleman with a report from the traffic manager of Metropolitan Vickers in Trafford Park, will he have it considered, and will he also consider the question of diverting the through-traffic away from Barton Bridge wherever possible? Further, is his Department prepared to receive a deputation from Metropolitan Vickers and their representatives in Trafford Park in order to consider the whole question.

Mr. Molson

It is obvious that the report to which the hon. Gentleman has referred would give those further details for which I have asked and which would enable us to look into the matter. Naturally, on any occasion that the hon. Gentleman wanted to come and discuss this matter, either my right hon. Friend or I would be happy to see him.

Mr. Erroll

Will the Minister look into the question of the serious congestion at this bridge until such time as the Government intend to rebuild it?

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