§ Mr. Pawsey
asked the Minister of Transport if, in the light of information contained in his letter dated 23 October, he is prepared to allow the Harborough Magna motorway service area site to return to agriculture and invite tenders for this purpose.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
As I explained to my hon. Friend in my letter of 23 October, I would not rule out the possibility of offering Harborough Magna for development if I felt at any time that additional services there would benefit travellers on the M6. In the meantime, part of the north side of the site is being used by the county council. My Department is issuing an agricultural licence for the remainder of the north side and is renewing one for the south side. Both licences become operative from today.