Andrew has this week managed to secure a House of Commons debate regarding the need for a bypass on the A57 Mottram – Tintwistle road.

The half-hour Adjournment debate will take place in the main Chamber of the House of Commons at the end of the day on Tuesday 21st December, and will see Andrew make a speech on the bypass, which the Minister will then respond to.

Speaking after securing the debate, Andrew said, “I’m really pleased to have managed to get this adjournment debate so that I have another opportunity to raise the bypass issue. The really good thing about getting this debate is that the government minister has to respond at the end. I have been trying for several weeks to secure the debate so persistence pays off in the end.”

Andrew added, “the House rises on the 21st which means that the bypass will be the last piece of Parliamentary business of 2010. Unfortunately I suspect that many MP’s will have returned to their constituencies by then, indeed that has probably helped my cause in that there were probably very few who would wish to stay in London to the last minute to present the debate, but no matter how few people are there, the Minister will be and that is the important thing.”

“The main problem is that the previous government removed the bypass from the roads programme back in 2009. However I will be pushing hard for the bypass so that consideration will be given to it the next time road schemes are reviewed.”


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