§ 44 and 75. Mr. Harold Walker
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) why the maps and diagrams published in connection with his proposed roads programme all show the proposed M1 8 extension as bypassing the County Borough of Doncaster when he has published proposals showing it going through the town;
§ (2) if he is aware that traffic levels are such that Doncaster is now one of the most congested towns in Yorkshire and that Doncaster is one of the most ancient and historic boroughs in that county; and why he proposes to route the M18 motorway through the town in contradiction of the policy announced on 23 rd June.
§ Mr. Graham Page
The lines on the maps illustrating my right hon. Friend's announcement of additions to the road 1338 programme were diagrammatic. Actual alignments are determined by statutory procedure. The inspector's report on the public inquiry into the proposed extension of the M18 is now under consideration. The decision will take into account the points made by the hon. Member.
§ Mr. Walker
Irrespective of the lack of clarity of the maps and diagrams, is not the Minister's proposal to put the motorway through the heart of this county borough completely irreconcilable with his published policy of the week before last to bypass towns and boroughs? Will he look again at his proposal.
§ Mr. James Johnson
Will the Minister show the most indecent haste in this matter in view of the fact that, one of these days, we hope that the Ml8 will get us quicker to Hull?