HC Deb 08 July 1996 vol 281 c69W
Mr. Tony Lloyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when a decision was made to order a public inquiry into the closure of Lower Vickers street, Miles Platting; and what actions were taken between the publication of the draft order and the decision to order a public inquiry. [35500]

Mr. Norris

Eight objections were received following publication of the draft order on 11 December 1995. Officials in the Government office for the north-west spoke to the applicants on a number of occasions over the following months, as the applicants sought to resolve differences with the objectors. When it became clear that satisfactory progress was not being made, officials wrote to the applicants on 14 May to arrange a public inquiry.

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