§ Mr. Webster
asked the Minister of Transport what steps are to be taken to provide a by-pass round Banwell, Somerset, prior to the building of the M5 motorway.
§ Mr. Carmichael:
A line for a by-pass of Banwell is included in the Approved County Development Plan. Somerset County Council, as highway authority, do not accord the scheme a high priority in competition with the many other important schemes in the County and there are no grounds for thinking that the by-pass might be constructed before the extension of the M5 motorway to Edithmead.