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Bypasses

Volume 974: debated on Tuesday 27 November 1979

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asked the Minister of Transport (1) if a start on the A59 Bickerstaff-Bretherton bypass will go ahead on the date given by the previous Administration; and, if not, when work will start;(2) if the start of the Ormskirk bypass will go ahead on the date given by the previous Administration; and, if not, when work will start.

We are reviewing the timing of schemes in the trunk road programme as part of our commitment to contain public expenditure. Revised proposals will be published in a White Paper in the New Year and it will then be possible to give an indication of possible starting dates for trunk road projects.