§ 65. Mr. Edwin Wainwright
asked the Minister of Transport what plans he has to improve the facilities for the transport of goods from the West Riding of Yorkshire to the Ports of Liverpool and Hull.
Mr. Bob Brown
The South Lancashire Motorway, together with the Lancashire/ Yorkshire Motorway, will provide a new high quality route between Liverpool and the West Riding. Schemes within the Merseyside conurbation will improve access between the inter-urban routes and the docks.
Access to Hull will be improved by extension of the M62 Motorway from Ferrybridge, on the Al, to link with the A63 at Gilberdyke, and further south the Ml/Ml8 link to Doncaster will be extended to join the M62 near Gilber- 204W dyke. Between Gilberdyke and Hull work on the Elloughton Bypass is expected to start next year and within Hull comprehensive improvements will give much better access to the Eastern Docks.