§ Sir T. Moore
asked the Minister of Transport if he will list those lengths of motorway which he expects will be completed by 31st December, 1968, giving an average completion rate of about 60 miles a year in the five years ending on that date.
§ Mr. Marples
Subject to the satisfactory completion of the statutory processes, and there being no excep-222W tional unforeseen difficulties, I expect to complete by the end of 1968 the lengths of motorway listed below. This list cannot take account of every possibility and must be subject to revision.
Miles M.l—London-Yorkshire Hendon Motorway 10¼ Crick-Doncaster 86 Sheffield-Leeds 34 M.4—London-South Wales Chiswick-Langley 13 Severn Bridge and Approach Roads 9½ Newport By-Pass 7½ Crick-Newport 9 Almondsbury-Tormarton 13½ M.6—Birmingham-Carlisle Preston-Lancaster 13 Penrith By-Pass 8 Midland Motorway Links Dunston-Coleshill 31 Lydiate Ash-Quinton 6 South of Quinton-Great Barr 10 A.l (M)—Baldock By-Pass 6 Darlington-Barton By-Pass 13 Durham Motorway 21 A.40 (M)—High Wycombe By-Pass 13 A.48(M)—Port Talbot By-Pass 4½