HC Deb 27 January 1971 vol 810 cc541-2
25. Sir R. Russell

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are his priorities for the dualling of the remaining single-carriageway sections of the Al between London and Gateshead.

Mr. Michael Heseltine

Schemes to dual the remaining single-carriageway sections of the Al are either under construction or are being prepared as quickly as possible. With permission I will circulate the list of schemes in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Sir R. Russell

Can my hon. Friend say when the five-mile section between Welwyn and Hatfield is to be dualled? This must be the busiest and most dangerous section of the Al not yet dualled. It has a bad accident record, and the necessary land is already there.

Mr. Heseltine

My hon. Friend will find the information in the reply detailed. Every section of the road is under urgent attention.

Mr. Bob Brown

When might we expect grade-separated junctions to be provided on the section of the AI going through Yorkshire?

Mr. Heseltine

That is a detailed question about which I shall have to write to the lion. Gentleman.

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