Roads: Worcestershire

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 16th July 2015.

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Photo of Robin Walker Robin Walker Conservative, Worcester 11:30 am, 16th July 2015

I am very grateful to the Minister for that answer and, indeed, for his response to my recent Westminster Hall debate on the Carrington bridge and Worcester southern link. He will be aware that the Department classifies the southern link as a local road, but in fact it has enormous strategic importance, linking Worcestershire to Herefordshire, and upgrades to it have the support of the Worcestershire local enterprise partnership and the Marches local enterprise partnership, as well as of a large number of local authorities. Will he therefore take into account the strategic importance of that road in any decisions about funding?