HC Deb 21 May 1980 vol 985 c494
14. Mr. Knox

asked the Minister of Transport when he expects to receive the inspector's report following the public inquiry into the Blythe Bridge to Uttox eter section of the A564 Stoke to Derby link.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

I hope that the inspector will be able to complete his report within the next two months.

Mr. Knox

Is my hon. and learned Friend aware that the overwhelming majority of those living in the area are in favour of the proposed route? When he receives the inspector's report, will he reach a quick decision?

Mr. Clarke

As my hon. Friend will appreciate, one cannot prejudge the conclusion of such an inquiry. I realise his anxiety about the decision on the route and about the future of the scheme. We shall reach a decision as quickly as possible when we receive the inspector's report.