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M1 To M62 Link Road

Volume 226: debated on Wednesday 16 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what account was taken of the desirability of reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the cost benefit analysis for the M1 to M62 link road.

The reduction of carbon dioxide emissions is not a factor in the Department's cost benefit economic analysis.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has had from hon. Members, lobby groups, businesses and the general public with regard to the M1 to M62 link road.

The public consultation has so far resulted in:

  • 58 parliamentary questions
  • 137 letters from hon. Members to Ministers
  • 718 letters from the public to Ministers over 1,500 letters to officials
  • 12 petitions containing over 20,000 signatures

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to seek private sector finance for the M1 to M62 link road.

Although this scheme is at an early developmental stage, we would be willing to consider any approaches from the private sector about financial involvement.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received since the formal consultation process ended from local authorities with regard to the M1 to M62 link road.

Representations have so far been received from Kirklees metropolitan district council and the City of Wakefield MDC since the end of the consultation period.