§ Mr. W. T. Rodgers
asked the Minister of Transport why sanction has been refused for the construction of a dual carriageway on the ring road between Durham Road and Northern Avenue. Stockton-on-Tees, when the need for it 163W has been accepted in principle, the local authority is anxious to proceed, and the work would provide relief to high and growing unemployment.
§ Mr. Marples
This scheme is among those which I have specially brought forward in the road programme to help employment in the North East. A single carriageway will be adequate for the traffic for some years. I am anxious for work to begin as soon as possible and I am awaiting engineering details for a single carriageway scheme from the Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.