§ Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the Minister of Transport what stage the transport survey in the Greater Manchester area has reached; who is taking part; which local authorities are involved; if he will consult the managements and works committees of the works at Trafford Park; and what study he has made of the proposals made by the Lancashire Federation of Trades Councils on this subject.
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
The transportation study in question is controlled by a Steering Committee comprising representatives of local authorities, central government and others. Consultants have been appointed to design the study and their preliminary proposals are being considered. The study will not involve specific consultation with firms or workers' organisations in Trafford Park, except in so far as their co-operation may be needed in the course of survey work: the study will, however, take full account of the transport needs of this area.
I know of no proposals on this subject by the Lancashire Federation of Trades Councils.
The following is the list of bodies whose representatives form the Steering Committee:
The Lancashire, Cheshire, and Derbyshire County Councils; Manchester, Salford, Stockport, Bolton, 121W Oldham, Rochdale, and Bury County Boroughs; Ashton-under-Lyne Municipal Borough; the North Western Road Car Co., Ltd., Ribble Motor Services Ltd., Lancashire United Transport Co., Ltd., and the Stalybridge, Hyde, Moseley and Dukinfield Joint Board; British Railways; the Ministry of Transport, and the Ministry of Housing and Local Government.