HC Deb 17 December 1981 vol 15 c203W
Mr. Edward Gardner

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make plans for the immediate construction of the Fylde coast eastern bypass in order to save villages such as Esprick, Greenhalgh and Little Singleton from the damage which is being caused to them by heavy lorries, and to alleviate the dangers to people, especially children and the elderly who live in these villages.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The proposed Fylde coast eastern bypass is the responsibility of Lancashire county council. I am afraid it is not possible for the Government to accept the bypass as a trunk road project at the moment.