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Volume 201: debated on Friday 20 December 1991

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received concerning the proposed southern and western motorway and the proposed slip road linking it with the A59; what consultations he has had with Lancashire county council on the proposals; and what environmental matters he has taken into consideration in planning the motorway alignment.

Several hundred representations have been received so far. Consultations with Lancashire county council have taken place throughout the development of the scheme and are continuing. In proposing a route for consultation full account has been taken of all environmental matters including the effects on people and property and on special landscape areas.