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M6—Telford Link

Volume 930: debated on Wednesday 20 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether, in the light of the Secretary of State for the Environment's announcement of the new and greatly reduced growth target for Telford New Town and in view of the continued necessity to contain public expenditure, he will now abandon proposals to link Telford and the M6 by a motorway and concentrate his resources on progressively improving the A5 between these two points.

No decisions will be made until my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment and I have completed our consideration of the inspector's report on the public inquiries relating to subsidiary orders for the M54 Telford to M6 scheme held in February 1976.