§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Minister of Transport whether his Department has been advised of the collapse of a main sewer under a major trunk road in Macclesfield; and what action he intends to take.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I have received no report of a sewer collapse on A523 which is the only trunk road in Macclesfield.
A sewer collapsed a week ago in Oxford Road, Macclesfield. This is a local authority road. Repairs are in progress and will take some weeks.
Trunk road traffic is not affected by the roadworks or the associated traffic diversion.