§ Mr. Sanders
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will list the 10 largest urban areas by population in England which are more than six miles distant from a trunk road. 
§ Mr. Hill
The list is as follows (in descending order of population):
- Canvey Island
In the July 1998 paper, "A new deal for trunk roads in England", the Government announced their intention to transfer to local authorities responsibility for approximately 40 per cent. of the current trunk road network. When implemented, this will increase the number of urban areas more than six miles distant from a trunk road.