HC Deb 05 December 1979 vol 975 cc249-50W
Mr. Oakes

asked the Minister of Transport if he has reached any conclusions on the investigation as to whether the proposed southward extension of the M57 be classed as a trunk road.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

No. Cheshire and Merseyside county councils have not completed their initial feasibility study for this route. Until we have received and considered their report, a decision on its classification would be premature.