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THE concept of the motorway has met with general approval in the House of Commons, and there is enthusiasm for what is generally admitted to be an imaginative scheme which wdl speed the transport of goods, writes our 'Parliamentary correspondent.
Of course, every Member has some pet scheme which he would have wished to have included in Mr. BoydCarpenter's programme, but, in general, the concentration on industry and the selection of schemes which, although completed piecemeal, will add up to a coherent whole, is praised.
The omission of the Tyne motor tunnel has hurt the feelings of the northeast, and much more will be heard about it. North-east Labour Members put down a motion on the Order Paper of the House within 24 hours of the announcement of the programme, regretting the omission of the Tyne motor tunnel, which would be of inestimable value to industry in the north-east in facilitating the swifter movement of raw materials to the it:22