HC Deb 14 February 1962 vol 653 cc1314-5
50. Mr. A. J. Irvine

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has received a report of matters arising at a conference, attended by officials from his Department, which was held in Liverpool on 18th January to consider Merseyside transport problems; and what action is being taken.

Mr. Marples

Yes, Sir. I understand that the local authorities have agreed to set up a steering committee to consider highway and traffic matters and the coordination of transport on Merseyside, and they have asked their chief officers to advise, within two months, on what technical sub-committees are necessary to deal with these problems.

Mr. Irvine

I am obliged for that answer. Will the right hon. Gentleman give an assurance that he will do whatever he can to ensure that the whole matter is speedily dealt with?

Mr. Marples

Yes, I certainly can give that assurance. The hon. and learned Gentleman and I are Members for Merseyside. I hope that they will follow the rest of the country and have a Committee that will co-ordinate traffic over the whole physical area.