§ Mr. Jopling
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he can now state what effect the opening of the M6 motorway between Larnforth and Penrith has had on the volume of traffic, in particular heavy goods vehicles, using the A591 road between Kendal and Keswick.
§ Mr. Michael Heseltine
During the three months after the opening of this section of M6 in October, 1970, traffic on A591 decreased by about 14 per cent. compared with the same period in the previous year. Comparative figures for heavy goods vehicles only are not available at present.