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Manchester-Sheffield Road Links

Volume 958: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations, including those from county councils and district councils, he has received about the need to improve road links between Manchester and Sheffield; and what further action he will now take to review the situation.

The only recent representation is from South Yorkshire county council which has reaffirmed its view that the proposed Stocksbridge bypass should link with the M1. As I announced on 5th July, the decision whether to build this link with the M1 will be deferred until the scheme has been re-examined in the light of the White Paper "Policy Roads: England 1978".