§ Mr. Greg Knight
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what his plans are for widening the M6 motorway; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Spellar
The Government have set up a multi-modal study to consider the transport issues of the M6 corridor. The Steering Group for the study has presented the outline recommendations to the Regional Planning Bodies for the West Midlands and North West Regions, who will consider them as part of the Regional Planning Guidance and their Regional Transport Strategy. We expect the Regional Planning Bodies to submit their recommendations to the Minister in the spring. The Secretary of State will make a statement after this date.