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Great North Road (Yorkshire)

Volume 649: debated on Wednesday 22 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Transport what progress has been made with improvement of the Great North Road in the West Riding of Yorkshire since the completion of the Doncaster by-pass.

Dual carriageways have been opened to traffic between the northern terminal of the Doncaster by- pass and Wentbridge and on the Brother-ton by-pass. In addition the Went-bridge by-pass with its imposing new bridge over the Went valley, will be opened to traffic next week and will complete a 26-mile stretch of dual carriageway from south of Blyth in Nottinghamshire to Knottingley Round-about.

Does my right hon. Friend know that some of us think that at last he is providing the goods and doing very well indeed?

It is rather a shock to me to hear any hon. Member say that, but I will try to bear it.

To give an example in the use of good and simple English, will the right hon. Gentleman and his Department cease using the phrase "dual carriageway" and substitute "double roads"?