HC Deb 30 April 1958 vol 587 cc375-6
48. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will now state when the trunk road improve- ment scheme from London Road to Milehouse Lane in Newcastle-under-Lyme will be carried out.

Mr. Nugent

I cannot yet say when it will be possible to include this scheme in the road programme.

Mr. Swingler

Is the Minister aware that a deputation is coming from the Newcastle-under-Lyme Council to his Department on 9th May and that he could save it a journey if he would give the decision now? In any case, is he aware that the deputation is confident that it will be able to persuade him, if he is reasonable, that this project should be given overriding importance?

Mr. Nugent

We have already done a good deal for the roads of Newcastle-under-Lyme. The hon. Gentleman's officials can be confident that they will receive a sympathetic reception and that progress will be made.