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Trans-Pennines Route

Volume 961: debated on Wednesday 31 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport, in view of the fact that both the Snake Pass and Main Tor routes across the Pennines are blocked due to subsidence and snow, causing a concentration of traffic on to the Chesterfield-Peak, Forest-Stockport, and Woodhead roads, if he will now, in his new roads review, give urgent priority to an all-weather route between Sheffield and Manchester of dual carriageway motorway standard.

Nothing has emerged since February 1977 to alter the decision I then took that a new road between Manchester and Sheffield could not be justified. Other routes, including the M62, can be used during bad weather.

and percentage of those who passed at C grade or better.

The information set out below is derived from the WJEC general reports relating to the summer examinations in 1977 and 1978: