§ Sir B. Janner
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in connection with motorway construction, he will make standard practice the publication of proposals for the alteration of existing roads, footpaths and other accesses before the proposed line of route of a motorway has been confirmed, as in the case of the northern section of the Manchester-Preston Motorway, M.61, in order to reduce the total time required for these procedures.
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
We already do this wherever possible. But there is always 415W the danger that, if the route has to be changed in response to objections, the work involved in devising the side road proposals will be wasted. It must, therefore, be a matter of judgment how far continued preparation can be justified before the route is confirmed.