§ Mr. E. Johnson
asked the Minister of Transport by what date he expects the bridge and viaduct work on the motorway from Birmingham to Preston to be completed; and whether, when that has been done, he proposes to carry out the rest of the scheme in one operation, so 47W as to make the best and most economical use of road-building equipment and machinery.
§ Mr. Marples
The major viaducts and rail bridges on this motorway should be completed in the spring of 1962. Tenders have already been invited for the road works on the Lancashire section, the Stafford by-pass, and a small part of the Cheshire section. Further progress will depend upon the funds available.