§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many abnormal loads pass through Greater Manchester per year; and what provision for abnormal load routeing he has made for the financial year 1986–87.
§ Mrs. Chalker
On average about 9,500 abnormal loads pass through the Greater Manchester area each year. We are at present considering what provision should be made for abnormal load routeing in 1986–87. I shall write to the hon. Gentleman when we have reached a decision.