§ Mr. Redmond
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list those motorways and lengths of motorway which he now expects will be opened in 1971.
§ Mr. Michael Heseltine
I expect the following lengths of motorway to have been opened by the end of 1971 or shortly after:
Miles M3 LONDON-BASINGSTOKE MOTORWAY Popham-Lightwater 28.0 M4 LONDON-SOUTH WALES MOTORWAY Tormarton-Holyport 78.5 M40 LONDON-OXFORD MOTORWAY Beaconsfield By-Pass 1.3* M5 BIRMINGHAM-EXETER MOTORWAY Piffs Elm-Almondsbury 32.8 M53 MID-WIRRAL MOTORWAY West Kirby/Seacombe Railway Bridge-Hooton (including Bidston Moss interchange) 11.4 M56 NORTH CHESHIRE MOTORWAY Hapsford-Clifton Road 5.0* Clifton Road-Preston Brook 3.0 Wythenshawe-Bowdon 7.0 M6 BIRMINGHAM-PRESTON-CARLISLE MOTORWAY Penrith-Carlisle 12.3 Ray Hall-Catthorpe (M1) 36.3† M62 LANCASHIRE-YORKSHIRE MOTORWAY Whitefield-Moss Moor 13.0 Eccles Interchange — 228.6 * Already opened. † Including Coleshill-Castle Bromwich section (4.9 miles) already opened.