HC Deb 30 July 1937 vol 326 cc3522-3W
Major Procter

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the opinion of local interests that the Liverpool-Hull trunk route through Selby could be made quite adequate for present traffic requirements and requirements in the immediate future, by the expenditure of less than £200,000 on the widening of approaches to the present bridge over the River Ouse, and the construction of a new and wider bridge on the same site; and whether, in view of the fact that the adoption of this scheme in preference to that recommended by Sir Alexander Gibb and Partners would result in a saving of some £800,000, which could be used to improve roads elsewhere, he will take no action in the matter until the full survey of the Liverpool-Hull trunk road is completed?

Mr. Burgin

A local enquiry has recently been held into my proposal for a by-pass at Selby, and I am now considering the question in the light of the Inspector's report and the representations which have been made.