HC Deb 13 May 1964 vol 695 cc409-10
19. Mr. Holt

asked the Minister of Transport if he will institute a preliminary survey to examine the value of building a road across Morecambe Bay, the possibilities of overcoming the practical difficulties involved and the likely cost.

Vice-Admiral Hughes Hallett

The North West Regional Study Group is already examining proposals for such a road as part of the study announced by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development on 2nd March. My Department is associated with this.

Mr. Holt

Am I to understand from the Answer that what is being studied specifically is the proposal for a road across Morecambe Bay? Will it include a study of the further suggestion that the road should be part of a barrage enclosing the estuaries of the Leven and the Kent?

Vice-Admiral Hughes Hallett

Yes, Sir. As I understand it, more than one scheme is proposed for a road across the bay, and they are all being carefully considered.