HC Deb 03 April 1974 vol 871 c1257
28. Mr. Cryer

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give early consideration to the cancellation of the Aire Valley motorway.

Mr. Carmichael

No, Sir.

Mr. Cryer

Is my hon. Friend aware that many of my constituents would prefer new schools to new motorways, that they are already appalled at the low level of compensation proposed for people affected and are very suspicious that this motorway is part of a much larger, expensive network, and that it should be treated as such and not in isolation?

Mr. Carmichael

I hope that we treat all motorways as part of a general plan and not in isolation. As to the question of compensation, I have received no evidence from any source of a suggestion that compensation is inadequate. I shall he only too pleased to consider any information which has been given to my hon. Friend.