HC Deb 31 July 1963 vol 682 c418
4. Mr. Kitson

asked the Minister of Transport whether he intends to establish a service centre between Scotch Corner and the northern end of Durham motorway on either the motorway or the Darlington by-pass.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport (Mr. T. G. D. Galbraith)

Yes, Sir, on the Durham motorway. It is essential to provide service areas on all major lengths of motorways.

Mr. Kitson

Would not my hon. Friend agree that the Service Centre at Scotch Corner is very good and that if it is to be bypassed and new centres allowed some form of compensation should be considered?

Mr. Galbraith

I cannot agree with my hon. Friend. On a length of motorway, which in this case is 32 miles, it is essential to have some sort of service area.