HC Deb 06 July 1955 vol 543 cc91-2W
Mr. Owen

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what proposals he has for the relief of traffic congestion in the main road through Morpeth, Northumberland.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

An order was made in 1940 under Section 1 (3) of the Trunk Roads Act, 1936, establishing the line of a by-pass on the west side of Morpeth, and this when constructed will remove from the main road through Morpeth most of the heavy traffic which is the principal cause of traffic congestion. This scheme remains in the road programme, but I have no statement to make as to when it is likely to be authorised.