§ Mr. Armstrong
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the stretch of the A.68 trunk road which passes through Witton-le-Wear in West Durham is dangerous; and when he expects the necessary improvements will be made.
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§ Mr. Tom Fraser
The A.68 is a class I road for which the Durham County Council is the highway authority. There is a scheme for major improvement through Witton-le-Wear, but I cannot yet say when it can be given priority in the road programme.