§ 39. Mr. Gwilym Roberts
asked the Minister of Transport what plans she has for constructing an east-west motorway joining South Wales to East Anglia with links to the MI in the Luton-Northampton region.
Estimates of future traffic demands show that such an additional motorway would not be justified. Schemes already programmed and others in the trunk road preparation pool and the principal road preparation list will, however, improve road communications between East Anglia and the existing and planned motorway system.
§ 40. Mr. Gwilym Roberts
asked the Minister of Transport what plans she has for developing and extending urban motorways in London; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Swingler:
We have various plans for bringing the national motorways into outer London. The Greater London 402W Council are responsible for planning metropolitan roads, including the primary network further in. My right hon. Friend is at present considering proposals they have put to her.
§ 81. Mr. A. Royle
asked the Minister of Transport when a final decision will be taken regarding the line of the motorway provisionally proposed by the Greater London Council to cross Barnes Common and the village of Barnes; when work is scheduled to commence; and if she will require the local authority to reconsider their plan to include this proposed road link in the London motorway box scheme.
§ Mr. Swingler:
The scheme is still under investigation by the Greater London Council. We have not seen any detailed proposals which might affect Barnes, but a link between the Southern "C" Ring at Wandsworth, and the Northern C "Ring at Chiswick is an important part of the primary road network planned for London.