§ Mr. Heseltine
asked the Minister of Transport when the surveys carried out in Somerset by the Somerset County Council and in Devon by an independent firm of surveyors of the route of an improved road from East Brent to Exeter were completed and submitted to her; what those surveys recommended; and when she will announce what action she proposes to take as a result of those recommendations.
§ Mr. Swingler
My right hon. Friend received a report in January giving the results of the traffic survey and recommending what form of improvement was considered necessary. This is still under consideration in the context of the development of her plans for the improvement of inter-urban roads in the 1970's. In the meantime, she also received in February, a preliminary report on possible alternative routes but work on this aspect will not be completed until next year.