HC Deb 04 May 1966 vol 727 cc1605-6
10. Mr. Patrick Jenkin

asked the Minister of Transport when she will announce the part of the route of the M11 motorway leading southwards from the North Circular Road, A406, and of the various associated road schemes, such as the Eastern Avenue extension, that will be necessary in the South Woodford and Wanstead areas.

51. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Minister of Transport when she expects to decide the route of the M11; and whether she will give an assurance that she will not do so without giving further opportunity for local authorities and others concerned to make representations.

Mr. Swingler

My right hon. Friend hopes to publish a draft scheme for the route north of A406 this summer. There will then be the usual opportunity for objections and representations to be made and considered before a final decision is taken.

Proposals for the future road pattern south of the North Circular will depend on the results of a detailed survey in North-East London now in progress.

Mr. Jenkin

When does the hon. Gentleman expect to receive the results of that survey? There are many traffic schemes now being held up until the survey has been completed and the delay is causing great uncertainty and some hardship in the area.

Mr. Swingler

There will be no holdup in the publication of the draft line. What we have been doing is consulting the local authorities. Those consultations are now virtually complete and very soon my right hon. Friend will be announcing the draft line. We are awaiting a consultant's report about the situation further south, and that may take a bit longer.