§ Lord Balniel
asked the Minister of Transport if he will make a statement on the reconstruction of A.1between Hatfield and Stevenage by-pass; and when the work of reconstruction is likely to begin.
§ Mr. Marples
I have already announced that work will start shortly on a second carriageway between new or improved roundabouts at Green Lanes, Hatfield, and the junction with the A.405. A draft Order has been published for the improvement of a further 1½miles to Brickwall Hill. Work on this is expected to start early in 1965. Planning of the remainder of the route to the Stevenage By-pass is being pushed ahead as quickly as possible but I cannot say when draft Orders are likely to be published.