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Yorkshire And Lancashire (Communications)

Volume 961: debated on Tuesday 23 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what studies have been made by his Department of trans-Pennine communications between South Yorkshire and South Lancashire and the relative roles of road and rail transport in providing freight and passenger services in this area.

No further studies have been made by this Department since the detailed one which resulted in the announcement in February 1977 that my right hon. Friend had decided a comprehensive new road between Manchester and Sheffield would not be justified on economic grounds.