PREM 13/2997

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London primary road network: motorway box; advice to ministers on attitude they should adopt

Date range1969
LocationNational Archives (see all files stored here)
CatalogueSee entry
File baseSeries PREM, subseries PREM 13

Context

A very short file, containing only the memo mentioned in the title and perhaps one or two draft versions and photocopies of it.

It is a simple reminder to ministers that, as the whole Ringway plan would have to go to public inquiry, they should not comment on it. A minister expressing an opinion would lead to them being questioned by the inquiry panel on their views, which could prove highly "embarassing" for the minister who would eventually have to sign off the inquiry's findings.

People with camera copies

Chris Marshall has a copy of the final memo draft only.