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Ports (Access Routes)

Volume 885: debated on Monday 27 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he continues to accord priority to expenditure on roads leading to the ports; and if he will particularly study the position of the A249 leading to Sheerness Docks in relation both to existing traffic and the plans for early and substantial expansion in dock facilities.

The provision of good road links to the major ports remains one of many factors taken into account in our national programme. The A249 is the responsibility of Kent County Council. I am sure it is well aware of developments at Sheerness Docks.