HC Deb 07 February 1962 vol 653 c59W
55. Mr. Holt

asked the Minister of Transport what recommendations have been made by the consulting engineers whom he appointed early in 1959 to make a survey of possible alternative routes for a motorway between Lancaster and Penrith; if he will now announce a line for a draft scheme; and if he will set out the reasons for his choice of route.

Mr. Hay

We have not yet received the consulting engineers' report. It was originally expected last autumn, but more time was needed to complete a full investigation of all possible alternative routes through this difficult area. We expect to receive the report shortly and we shall publish our proposals when it has been considered.