HC Deb 26 October 1972 vol 843 c403W
44. Mr. Mulley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has decided to hold a public inquiry into the proposed route for the Sheffield-Manchester motorway; when it is likely to be held; and if he is aware of the desirability of an early decision on this route.

Mr. Graham Page

A draft scheme for this new road will be published in about two years' time when the results of investigation into the best possible route have been considered. A decision about the need for a public inquiry will be taken in the light of objections then received and a decision on the route itself as soon as possible thereafter.