HC Deb 31 July 1963 vol 682 c422
19. Mr. Ridley

asked the Minister of Transport on what date he hopes to publish the draft scheme to establish the line of the M.5 motorway southwards from Twyning.

Mr. Marples

I hope to publish a draft scheme for the length of M.5 from Twyning to Almondsbury at the end of August.

Mr. Ridley

I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for that information. Is he aware of the immense urgency for this motorway? Further, will he give an undertaking that he will get his office to expedite all the statutory processes for the construction of this motorway because of its extreme urgency now?

Mr. Marples

I am aware of the urgency, and within the limits laid down by Parliament I shall move as fast as I can.