HC Deb 05 December 1979 vol 975 cc240-1W
35. Mr. Parry

asked the Minister of Transport if recent Government cuts in public spending will now affect the proposed Liverpool inner ring road.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

As this is a local road scheme, it is for Merseyside county council to decide its own priorities within the resources available to it.

Expenditure accepted for transport supplementary grant purposes for 1979–80 was sufficient to allow Merseyside county council to make a start on the Liverpool inner ring road.