HC Deb 05 December 1973 vol 865 cc389-90W
63. Mr. Sutcliffe

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will now give grant approval to stages 1A and 1B of the northern route in order to secure parallel completion with the A19 trunk road, Teesside diversion, stage 1, and to minimise hardship caused to householders by delay to this scheme.

Mr. Speed

These schemes are being considered for a place in the firm programme. I hope this issue and the related grant approval can be settled by early in the New Year, and I shall keep my hon. Friend informed.