§ Mr. Sutcliffe
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment on what date he received an application from the Teesside County Borough Council for a grant towards the cost of the study to determine the position of a further crossing of the River Tees; and by what date he will make a decision.
§ Mr. Speed
Following informal discussions over several months a formal written application for grant towards the cost of this study was made by Teesside County Borough Council to the Northern Regional Controller (Roads and Transportation) on 24th May, 1972. My right hon. and learned Friend hopes to announce a decision as soon as possible.