§ Mr. Pickthall
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made on the proposed improvement scheme for the A59 and A570 roads in west Lancashire; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Carlisle
Consulting engineers were appointed last year to investigate possible routes for three schemes in the Liverpool-Preston corridor; the A59 Ormskirk-Walmer bridge improvement (which would incorporate a bypass of Burscough); the A570 Ormskirk bypass; and the A570 Scarisbrick and Pinfold bypass. This work is still at an early stage. I cannot yet say when we shall be able to publish proposals.