HC Deb 24 February 1970 vol 796 c271W
39. Mr. Gwynfor Evans

asked the Minister of Transport what will be the estimated proportion of the total mileage of United Kingdom motorways in England, Scotland and Wales, respectively, in 1975.

Mr. Mulley

There are about 1,350 miles of motorway in preparation, under construction or already in use in England. I hope that most of these will be in use in 1975, but this must depend upon the progress of individual schemes and the availability of funds.

I am informed by my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Scotland and Wales that the estimate for Scotland in 1975 is about 130 miles and for Wales about 30 miles respectively.

A considerable mileage of high standard dual carriageway roads is also being built in all three countries.

Sir R. Russell

asked the Minister of Transport how the Government's programme for building further motorways compares with that of Western Germany, details of which are available to him from international sources.

Mr. Mulley

Comparisons with programmes in other countries are misleading because they cannot take full account of different circumstances prevailing in each country.