§ 75. Mr. Holt
asked the Minister of Transport what representations he has recently received regarding the need for Western and Eastern bypasses round the boroughs of Altrincham and Sale; what answer he has given; and what the grounds are on which he decides the priorities of major road construction projects in the area.185W
§ 78. Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Minister of Transport if he has studied the letter sent to him by the honourable Member for West Ham, North, together with information regarding a petition sent to him by citizens of Altrincham and Sale, on the subject of road development; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Marples
I have received representations in the past from my right hon. Friend the Member for Altrincham and Sale (Mr. Erroll) and recently from the Sale Borough Council. I replied to them in the sense of the Answer I gave on the 11th March to the hon. Member for West Ham, North, whose letter I have already answered. I have seen the petition.
I decide priorities for major road schemes for this area as for any other area on their intrinsic merits, having regard to the particular traffic needs and the funds available for road schemes generally.