HC Deb 15 March 1965 vol 708 cc221-2W
Mr. McLaren

asked the Minister of Transport what access by motorway will be available at the docks which the Port of Bristol Authority propose to construct at Portbury, for traffic to or from the London area, the Midlands, South Wales and the South-West.

Mr. Tom Fraser

The line proposed for the southern section of the Birmingham-Bristol motorway (M.5) passes near Portbury. The docks, if built, would thus have direct access to the Midlands and, via the motorway interchange at Almondsbury in Gloucestershire, to the London-South Wales motorway (M.4) Access to the south-west of England would be provided by the proposed new dual carriageway road between Exeter and East Brent, the present planned terminus of M.5; a survey is now in progress to determine whether it should be built as a continuation of the motorway or as an all-purpose road.