Crowlas Bypass

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th July 1988.

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Photo of Mr David Harris Mr David Harris , St Ives 12:00 am, 11th July 1988

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received seeking a bypass for Crowlas on the A30.

Photo of Peter Bottomley Peter Bottomley Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Penwith district council, the A30 Action Group, the Crowlas A30 Action Group, Ludgvan parish council and the Ludgvan conservation society have supported my hon. Friend in pressing for the inclusion in the national roads programme of a bypass for Crowlas.

Photo of Mr David Harris Mr David Harris , St Ives

My hon. Friend will know from letters that he has received from the bodies that he has listed of the strong and entirely justifiable feeling of residents of those communities, whose lives are made a misery by the amount of traffic on the existing road that masquerades as the A30. Will he give an undertaking that the long-awaited bypass will be included in the programme to be announced, presumably, next spring?

Photo of Peter Bottomley Peter Bottomley Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Without prejudging decisions to be made then, I can say that it will certainly be considered.

Photo of David Tredinnick David Tredinnick , Bosworth

Although I am sympathetic to the problems of the A30, is my hon. Friend aware of the difficulties facing my constituents because junction 1 on the M69 goes only in a northerly direction? Will he consider pressing his Department to answer the requests made three years ago for an inquiry into why that is, and take express measures to get the southern link built?

Photo of Peter Bottomley Peter Bottomley Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department will consider what my hon. Friend has said.