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Lake District (Motor Traffic)

Volume 640: debated on Tuesday 9 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if his Department has studied the recent report by Friends of the Lake District on a road policy for the Lake District, a copy of which has been sent to him; and whether, in view of the growing anxiety among bodies of this kind about the increasing weight of motor traffic in areas of outstanding beauty, he will, after consultation with the Minister of Transport, invite the National Parks Commission to consider the problems raised and to make recommendations to him.

I have studied this report. I know that the Lake District Planning Board has had the effects of increasing motor traffic under consideration, and has consulted the National Parks Commission about particular problems that have arisen. I understand that the Board is satisfied with the present arrangements between itself and the three county councils, and that being so I do not think there is need for me to take special action.