HC Deb 15 December 1971 vol 828 cc446-7
16. Mr. Marks

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when lighting will be installed at junction 19 of Motorway M6 at its intersection with the Manchester to Chester road, A556.

Mr. Michael Heseltine

I regret that my right hon. Friend is unable to include these proposals in the trunk road lighting programme for the present.

Mr. Marks

Is the Minister aware that this junction is the one at which most of the Manchester-to-London traffic joins and leaves the motorway and that the traffic will be very considerably increased when the M6 link is completed? Travelling at this junction is a very hazardous occupation. Would the Minister expedite this matter as much as he can?

Mr. Heseltine

I shall certainly keep the matter under review. Obviously we will want to be sure that there is no unnecessary danger which would prejudice the figures on which our calculations have been made.