§ Mr. Marten
asked the Minister of Transport what proposals he has for the improvement of the Oxford-Banbury road; when the feasibility study will be completed; when he hopes to give it a date in his programme; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Marsh
The improvement of this road is linked with proposals for a new route between Oxford and Birmingham.216W
The report on the feasibility study on this route is expected about the middle of next year. The preparation and subsequent programming of a suitable road scheme will be based upon it. Meanwhile a number of essential small improvements are being carried out on the Oxford-Banbury road, and others are planned.