§ Mr. Woodhouse
asked the Minister of Transport (1) when work is due to begin on the conversion of the Oxford northern by-pass to a dual carriageway; (2) whether he will accept, in the interval until Oxford's northern by-pass can be converted to a dual carriageway, the alternative suggestion which has been put to him by the Oxford City Council, namely, that the road should be marked as one-way passing only, or the suggestion that the road should have a 40 miles per hour speed limit throughout its length.
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
Provision of dual carriageways should be started in about two years' time.
My Divisional Road Engineer is at present discussing with the city council's engineer various interim proposals. When I have received and considered his report I will write to the hon. Member.