HC Deb 15 July 1970 vol 803 cc205-6W
71. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will authorise a motorway connecting the North-Eastern area with the Midlands and an Atlantic port in order to widen the opportunity for trading between the North and the Midland home market and export with the American Continent and to increase the attraction of the North for the development of new industries.

Mr. Michael Heseltine

High-class dual carriageway routes, mainly to motorway standards, already exist, are under construction or are at an advanced stage of preparation, connecting the North-East with Liverpool and the Midlands.