Once a month Transport Ministers come to the Commons to take questions on a variety issues relating to the nation's road, rail and air infrastructure.
Every month they also face demands from North East MPs for the A1 to be dualled north of Newcastle.
This morning, the former Minister for the North East Nick Brown asked the Transport Minister Stephen Hammond to explain the logic of the A1, being a route of national strategic importance, but remaining largely single lane north of the city.
Police are appealing for information after a fatal crash on the A1 near to Felton in Northumberland that happened shortly before eight o'clock this morning (November 12th).
Three vehicles were involved in the collision where a man died - a BMW, a VW van and a Citroen car.
The driver of the VW van was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle by air ambulance, but subsequently died of his injuries.
A passenger in the VW van was taken to Wansbeck Hospital, where it is believed he is not suffering from life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the BMW also suffered minor injuries.
The driver of the Citroen was unhurt.
A 49-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Anyone who may have information about this morning's crash should contact Northumbria Police.
A man who was hit by a lorry on the A1 has been identified as Kurt Oliver Etheridge.
The 21 -year-old from Much Dewchurch was a serving soldier at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire.
There will be an inquest into his death.