HC Deb 06 February 1963 vol 671 cc67-8W
78. Sir A. Hurd

asked the Minister of Transport when he expects to have ready for publication a detailed plan of the line now proposed for the M.4 motorway through Berkshire, which landowners and farmers likely to be affected can consult; and if, meanwhile, copies of the half-inch scale plan deposited with the Berkshire County Council may be made available at offices of the rural district councils.

Mr. Hay

The detailed plan will not be available until the surveys which my right hon. Friend has just authorised are completed. Then we will publish a draft scheme. We hope to do this towards the end of the year. As the map sent to the Berkshire County Council shows the route in general outline only, and as this may be altered as the result of the surveys, I think it would be better for those concerned to wait until the detailed plan is available.