HC Deb 03 February 1960 vol 616 cc983-4
31. Mr. Ridsdale

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the Government's intention to increase the road building programme, he will speed up and extend the new road works on the London-Colchester road, beyond authorising £3 million of new work in the next few years.

Mr. Hay

Comprehensive improvement of this road already has high priority in our programme, and we would prefer to wait until we have made progress with the schemes already in preparation before promising further extensions.

Mr. Ridsdale

Is my hon. Friend aware that what we want in East Anglia is a proper motorway? Will he ensure that more use is made of existing facilities in addition to the improvements that he has announced?

Mr. Hay

The programme of improvements already in prospect or completed amounts to £4.6 million. Much of this is for dualling, and I think that we should get through that programme first.