§ Mr. Jopling
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the section of the M6 passing through Westmorland will have vistas of the Lake District mountains and the Pennines, which will make it among the most beautiful highways in the world; and whether he will give it a special name, like similar roads in the United States of America, Italy, Australia, South Africa and Belgium, the names of which have been supplied to him in 26 examples.
Mr. Bob Brown
There is advantage in continuing to identify major cross country motorways in the public mind by reference to their route number, and we would not want to do anything to detract from this simple well-understood system. If, however, a proposal were to emerge locally for giving this section of M6 a special name, we should be prepared to consider whether it could be adopted officially.