HC Deb 13 July 1966 vol 731 cc216-7W
Sir Clive Bossom

asked the Minister of Transport what plans are being made to extend the existing motorway construction programme in order to provide an additional 1,700 miles of motorways and expressways in accordance with recommendations made by the County Surveyors' Society, details of which have been supplied to her; and how long this extension of the programme would take to complete.

Mr. John Morris

Plans for the development of inter-urban roads in the 1970's are now being considered and the Department is taking the recommendations of the County Surveyors' Society into account along with the views of other bodies. Whether particular routes should be motorways or all-purpose trunk roads will need to be decided case by case in the light of all the relevant factors, the most important of which are the nature and anticipated volume of traffic, the relative costs of construction and the benefits which the road is likely to produce.