HC Deb 18 March 1959 vol 602 c393
42. Mr. Ernest Davies

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will now reinstate in the roads programme the Sheffield-Leeds section of the London-Yorkshire motorway.

Mr. Watkinson

As I have said before, the Sheffield-Leeds motorway remains in the long-term programme.

Mr. Davies

In view of the Minister's expansive mood during yesterday's debate, will he indicate whether he can now include this in his programme? Is not it regrettable that the motorway should stop just south of Rotherham and not proceed through the heart of this industrial area of the West Riding? Would not it contribute to the relief of unemployment, for which he has special funds today?

Mr. Watkinson

Following upon a deputation from Yorkshire, I undertook to review the scheme. That review is now in progress.