HC Deb 01 February 1961 vol 633 cc968-9
30. Mr. A. J. Irvine

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will give priority to completing the East Lancashire road at its Liverpool end, so as to facilitate the movement of traffic to the docks.

Mr. Hay

This is for the local highway authority to consider in the first place. We will be pleased to consider any such scheme it may care to put to us.

Mr. Irvine

While I thank the Parliamentary Secretary for that Answer, may I ask whether he agrees that the development referred to in the Question is one which will have relevance to the country's export position at a point close to a cardinally significant port? Will he indicate the Government's view that, bearing this in mind, together with the economic situation, this is a development which should be given priority?

Mr. Hay

The hon. and learned Gentleman will realise that I cannot comment on a proposal from a local highway authority until we have had a chance of seeing and investigating it.