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Volume 975: debated on Wednesday 5 December 1979

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asked the Minister of Transport what discussions he has had about the route of the A57 from Lincolnshire to Lancashire through Sheffield with the South Yorkshire county council and the Sheffield district council, bearing in mind proposals to create bus gates on the existing routes; and whether he will now make a statement.

:I have not had any discussions of this nature. I have no proposals for bus gates on the A57 to the east of Sheffield where it is a trunk road, and any such proposals concerning roads within the former Sheffield city boundary or on the A57 west of Sheffield would be the responsibility of the county council. Any such local authority proposals are subject to a statutory process of advertisement, objection and, where necessary, public inquiry.