HC Deb 10 March 1965 vol 708 c399
25. Mr. McBride

asked the Minister of Transport the total existing mileage of six, four, and three lane highways in England, Wales and Scotland, respectively; what mileage is under construction; and what is the additional mileage of planned construction estimated to be in use by 1970.

Mr. Tom Fraser

As the Answer involves a table of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. McBride

Would my right hon. Friend consider that modern conditions indicate the speedy discontinuing of the construction of highways with the suicidal centre strip? Has he considered in the Welsh connotation that the extent in

Existing mileage Mileage under construction Additional mileage of planned construction estimated to be in use by 1970
6L 4L 3L 6L 4L 3L 6L 4L 3L
England 204¾ 727¼ 766½* 178½ 104 1 386 276¼
Wales 16½ 48¼* 27¼ 37
Scotland 127 64 29½ 57
Similar information is not available for classified roads.
* This figure is lower than that printed in the 1963–64 Report "Roads in England and Wales". The reason is that several stretches of road previously regarded as three-lane are now rated only as two-lane.
Note: The information about roads in Scotland was provided by my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Scotland.
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