asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has now considered the various opinions about the route of the proposed new road between Yorkshire and the North-East and has taken into account the knowledge gained by the Under-Secretary of State for Transport during his visit to the area on 18th March 1977; and when he expects a decision about the route to be announced.
My right hon. Friend is currently considering the alternative proposals for the new Kirkhamgate-Dishforth route and the knowledge gained from my tour of the area will be taken into account. My right hon. Friend hopes to be able to make an announcement during the first half of this year.