HC Deb 26 October 1960 vol 627 cc2331-2
31. Mr. Turton

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has now reached a decision on the improvement of the access to Scarborough by either the construction of the eastern arm of the proposed Malton by-pass or the improvement of possible alternative routes.

Mr. Marples

It remains my intention to construct the eastern arms of the proposed by-pass when the necessary funds can be made available. Preparatory work is proceeding.

Mr. Turton

Is my right hon. Friend aware that there is a general feeling in the North Riding that the traffic problems of this particular area are understood neither by himself nor by his Department, and will he take an opportunity to meet the highway authority, if necessary on the spot, in order to resolve that misunderstanding?

Mr. Marples

It becomes difficult to go to every spot in the United Kingdom myself, but I shall arrange for meetings if my right hon. Friend desires it.

Mr. Mawby

Is my right hon. Friend aware that there are many people in the House who wish they had never gone to Scarborough this year?