HC Deb 27 July 1960 vol 627 cc1640-1
33. Mr. Denzil Freeth

asked the Minister of Transport what plans he has for improving A.30 between Basingstoke golf course and the junction with A.33, such as by making the road a dual carriageway.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport (Mr. John Hay)

We are planning to provide dual carriageways but this will not be possible for some time yet, except on a short section near Dummer where we hope to authorise the work within the next two or three years. Meanwhile the existing carriageway is being realigned and widened.

Mr. Freeth

While I thank my hon. Friend for that hope for the next two or three years, may I ask him to say why it was not possible, when the present alterations were being carried out, to make the relevant section into a dual carriageway at the same time?

Mr. Hay

It is not quite as easy as my hon. Friend thinks. Consideration was certainly given to that, but I am afraid that it was not practicable at that time.

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