§ 11. Mr. Denzil Freeth
asked the Minister of Transport what plans he has for widening the Basingstoke by-pass and, in particular, the bridge over the former Basingstoke-Alton light railway.
§ Mr. Freeth
I thank my hon. Friend for that reply, but, in dealing with this very dangerous road bridge on a curve—which was, I think, opened a few weeks after the railway itself shut—could he define further what he means by the word "shortly"?
§ Mr. Hay
We have, of course, long-term plans for the construction of the Basingstoke motorway, Which will be roughly parallel to the A.30 for quite a length of the total distance. I cannot say when we shall be able to fit that 2326 into the programme, but I think that that will be the answer to this problem.