A6, Action Group, Leicestershire

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th February 1981.

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Photo of Mr Michael Latham Mr Michael Latham , Melton 12:00 am, 25th February 1981

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will make a statement on the Under-secretary of State's visit to Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, on 6 February to meet representatives of the A6 action group and local councillors; and what further action he envisages, following that meeting.

Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke , Rushcliffe

The visit enabled me to see and hear about the very real problems of these villages. I shall now be considering whether room can be found for a bypass in the trunk road programme in the light of the needs of other towns.

Photo of Mr Michael Latham Mr Michael Latham , Melton

Following my hon. and learned Friend's most helpful visit, which was much appreciated by my constituents, does he recall the very unsatisfactory environmental conditions that he saw in Mountsorrel and elsewhere as a result of the traffic on the A6? Although nobody can expect a bypass at once, will my hon. and learned Friend do his best to introduce a bypass into the programme as soon as possible?

Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke , Rushcliffe

Conditions in those towns were obviously unsatisfactory. Sooner or later a bypass will have to be built to take the lorries out of them. As I promised when I made my visit, we shall review the programme this year. We shall have to weigh this up against other priorities to see if we can put a scheme into the national programme.