Transport Infrastructure: North-east England — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:52 pm on 23rd January 2012.

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Photo of Lord Geddes Lord Geddes Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords) 2:52 pm, 23rd January 2012

My Lords, in relation to the Minister's reply to my noble friend Lord Cormack, could I ask the Minister when he last tried to drive from Newcastle to Carlisle and thence to Scotland? I think he will find that it took a very long time indeed.