HC Deb 16 June 1971 vol 819 c425
10. Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about the completion of the M62 east of Balkholme.

Mr. Graham Page

We are still examining the form of improvements required east of Balkholme. There are a number of questions to be resolved, and we will announce our intentions just as soon as we can.

Mr. Wall

Will my hon. Friend confirm that he hopes to continue the motorway standard from Balkholme to the City of Hull? Will he bear in mind that this motorway is likely to be completed at about the same time as the Humber Bridge, which will generate a great deal more traffic?

Mr. Page

One of the problems that we are studying is whether this should be a motorway, and the effects of other planned improvements for traffic movements in the whole area have to be taken into account.

Dr. Marshall

Can the Minister say by what date the M62 will be completed to the west of Balkholme?

Mr. Page

By the mid-70s.