HC Deb 29 April 1980 vol 983 c485W
Mr. Oakes

asked the Minister of Transport if he will designate the M57 as a trunk road motorway; and if he, will include in the trunk road programme a southerly extension of that motorway.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The existing M57 motorway will become a trunk road immediately the statutory procedures now in hand have been completed. The proposal for a southern extension of the motorway has been under consideration by Merseyside and Cheshire county councils for some three years, but until they have finalised their report and we have studied it, it woud be premature to comment either on the need for the scheme or its classification.