HC Deb 23 July 1980 vol 989 cc291-2W
58. Mr. Homewood

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has received a copy of "The Strategy for Corby", a community plan produced by the Corby joint industrial committee; and what is his policy on the proposals for new arterial road links estimated at £18,250,000 and a new rail link estimated at £1,000,000.

Mr. Fowler

Yes. In the White Paper "Policy for Roads: England 1980" I emphasised the high priority of the M1-A1 link which will significantly improve the road communications to Corby.

Within the limits of what we can afford I shall also help the county councils to improve their roads in the area.

It is for the British Railways Board and local authorities to consider whether particular passenger services or stations should be reopened.