§ 28. Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether it is his policy to divert all trunk routes from town centres.
§ Mr. Graham Page
I recognise that trunk road bypasses can make a major contribution to the environment of towns. There are many bypass schemes in the programme, and more will be added as funds permit
§ Mr. Dykes
Will my hon. Friend look at the position of London again on this matter and discuss with the GLC yet again the possibility of keeping heavy vehicles out of the centre of London and diverting them round circular routes? My hon. Friend will be aware, of course, that in other major cities—Paris, for example—no heavy lorries are allowed through the centre.