HC Deb 24 October 1986 vol 102 c1438 9.36 am
Mr. Roger Moate (Faversham)

With your permission, Mr. Speaker, and that of the House, I beg leave to present a petition from his worshipful the mayor of Swale, Councillor Kenneth Ingleton. I wholeheartedly endorse the petition, as I believe do all the residents and industrialists on the Isle of Sheppey. The petition seeks to remind the House that the Isle of Sheppey, which has a population of 34,000, which doubles at times of the year, is limited to one access on or off the island, which is a lifting access bridge that is raised frequently. The petitioners pray that the House of Commons will urgently examine the best method of improving this access to cope with existing and future traffic and give a clear indication of the timescale within which such improved access should he commenced. I beg leave to present the petition.

To lie upon the Table.