§ 67. Sir B. Janner
asked the Minister of Transport whether he will make a statement on the present position relating to the Leicestershire portion of the London-Yorkshire motorway; and what special provisions he has made for the immediate speeding up of the construction of this road and the roads leading to it, particularly in view of the unemployment situation.
§ Mr. Marples
Twenty-six miles of this motorway are already under construction or due to start very shortly. Tenders have just been received for advance bridgeworks at the crossing of the River Trent, and we are about to invite tenders for the remaining 12½ miles of roadworks in Leicestershire. Such improvements as are required on the roads leading to the motorway are either under way or are being prepared as fast as is practicable.