HC Deb 03 August 1965 vol 717 cc290-1W
73 and 74. Mr. Carlisle

asked the Minister of Transport (1) if he will now publish the provisional line for the proposed Helsby-Frodsham by-pass; and what has been the cause of the delay;

(2) with what local authorities or other public bodies negotiations are still taking place concerning the provisional line of the Helsby-Frodsham by-pass; and when those negotiations will be completed.

Mr. Tom Fraser

Only one out of the 21 local authorities and public bodies consulted has yet to reply. It is expected to do so soon. The views of these local bodies and other authorities will then be considered. I still hope to publish a draft line before the end of this year, as foreshadowed in my Answer to the hon. Member on 12th May.

Mr. Carlisle

asked the Minister of Transport whether the Government's policy of slowing down the rate of expenditure on capital projects will affect his present intention to commence construction of the Helsby-Frodsham bypass during the financial year 1968–69.

Mr. Tom Fraser

It is too soon to say to what extent a particular scheme so far ahead will be affected by the statement made last Tuesday by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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