§ 83. Mr. Wilkins
asked the Minister of Transport whether he has now considered the representations made to him by the Bristol Civic Society concerning the extension of the Filton by-pass substitute, M.5, to the Portway Road, Avonmouth, in order to avoid the increased traffic it will carry between the Midlands and Avonmouth Docks, or the southwest of England, passing through residential areas; and what reply he has sent.
§ Mr. Marples
Yes. I have sent the hon. Member a copy of my reply to the Bristol Civic Society. The extension of the M.5 to Avonmouth cannot be put in hand immediately. It depends upon the completion of the statutory processes and on the availability of funds. In the meantime, I am making grants towards some improvements of the local roads.