§ Mr. Jopling
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what are his plans with proposed starting and completion dates for the improvement of the A66 road between Stainmore Summit and Penrith.
§ Mr. Horam
A scheme between Palliard Bridge and the Cumbrian county 137W boundary at Stainmore Summit is currently under construction and it is expected that work will be completed by October 1979. Preliminary works for the Appleby bypass are expected to start in March 1978 with a view to completion of the bypass by 1981. Other schemes on this length of the A66 are currently being re-examined as part of the overall review of the trunk road programme. They include:Kirkby Thore to CrackenthorpeTemple Sowerby to Whinfell HouseBrough to Palliard