§ 103 and 104. Mr. Winterbottom
asked the Minister of Transport (1) if he will give instructions to widen and resurface the Woodhead trunk road over the Pennines, whose surface has been damaged, rather than continue the uneconomic repairs now being effected;
(2) when work will be resumed on the protective barriers on the precipice side of the Woodhead trunk road.
§ Mr. Marples
The surface of this road has been extensively damaged by frost. Essential repairs have been undertaken to keep traffic moving. The provision of safety fencing near Woodhead was interrupted by the severe weather but work was resumed earlier this month. 171W The survey work preparatory to widening the existing road was similarly interrupted but as I told the hon. Member on 14th November last we are pressing ahead as quickly as possible.