HC Deb 04 July 1968 vol 767 cc270-1W
Mr. Dean

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will give his reasons for the exclusion of the Bristol area from the Midas studies; and what areas are to be studied further.

Mr. Marsh

The hon. Member is under a misapprehension.

The Bristol area was one of the six which the consultants undertaking the preliminary engineering study were asked to consider further, and they have now reported that, while there is insufficient potential industrial land available at Port-bury, there is another site with considerable possibilities a few miles further down the coast.

As to further studies, I have nothing to add to the Answer I gave to the hon. Member on 28th June.—[Vol. 767, c. 145.]

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