HC Deb 24 November 1965 vol 721 cc58-9W
68. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will adopt the plan of the Roads Campaign Council to extend the projected M.3 motorway from Basingstoke to Exeter; and when route planning will begin.

Mr. Tom Fraser

My Department's studies of the improvements of interurban roads that will be needed in the 1970s should be ready during next year. The nature and timing of any improvement between Basingstoke and Exeter will depend on the outcome of these studies.