§ Mr. Callaghan
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will visit the Greater Manchester area to assess the effect of traffic on town centres.
§ Mr. Kenneth Carlisle
I shall be happy to visit Greater Manchester when the opportunity arises.
We have several major schemes in our trunk road programme which are designed to take traffic away from town centres in Greater Manchester. We are also supporting local authority road schemes and public transport projects such as Metrolink to help traffic conditions in the centres.