HC Deb 20 November 1970 vol 806 cc507-8W
Mr. Ron Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he proposes to take in response to the resolution submitted to him recently by the Cumberland Countryside Conference regarding the A66 link road, West Cumberland to M6.

Mr. Graham Page

My right hon. Friend has taken note of the Conference's belief in the necessity for improved communications linking West Cumberland with the M6 and the welcome which the resolution gives to the steps which the Department is taking to this end. His studies of alternate routes include consideration of the possible environmental problems brought to his attention by the resolution and by other local interests.