§ Mr. Arnold
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he intends to build a footbridge over the proposed A6(M) Stockport north-south bypass to link Hazel Grove footpath No. 64 with Stockport footpath No. 119.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The draft orders for the A6(M) do not provide for a footbridge at this point, because the alternative routes being provided are reasonably convenient and the cost of an extra crossing would not be justified. Objectors to these proposals will be able to present their case to an independent inspector at a public inquiry. My right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Transport and for the Environment will take a final decision after consideration of the inspector's report.