§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on his recent visit to Burscough and his policy towards the provision of a bypass of the town.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I was very impressed by the unpleasantness of the traffic conditions in the town when I recently visited it with the hon. Member. I accept that a bypass of Burscough is the most urgently needed improvement to the A59 in Lancashire. The trunk road programme is at present under review, and my right hon. Friend and I will be considering whether we can resume design work on a number of bypasses, including that for Burscough.