§ Mr. J. H. Osborn
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is now in a position to make a definite statement about a motorway from Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Doncaster and Sheffield to Manchester, Liverpool and Wales, and indicate what priority this will have in relation to the proposed motorway between Stoke, Derby and Nottingham.
§ Mr. Michael Heseltine
The results of a study into the feasibility of a new high standard route linking Sheffield and 109W Manchester are under consideration. A new motorway to link the M1, near Derby, with the M6, near Stoke, was included in the preparation pool in February, 1971, but it will be some long time before it is ready to be considered for inclusion in the firm programme.