HC Deb 04 May 1966 vol 727 cc1606-7
16. Mr. David Price

asked the Minister of Transport when permission will be given to start work on the Bassett-Ower section of the south coast road with the Nursling link to Southampton Docks.

Mr. Swingler

We cannot forecast a date for this scheme but it will be considered for inclusion in the future trunk road programme.

Mr. Price

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the construction of the Bassett-Ower section of the south coast road is a necessary consequence of the current construction of the Chandler's Ford-Otterbourne bypass? In default of it, there will be very serious hold-ups at the Chilworth roundabout at the end of the new bypass.

Mr. Swingler

This scheme is being considered in conjunction with others, but at the moment other schemes in Hampshire are considered to be more urgent—the hon. Gentleman will know to which I refer. We will consider this scheme urgently for the next stage of the trunk road programme.