HC Deb 15 December 1971 vol 828 c111W
95. Mr. John Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if, in view of the speed-up in spending on regional infrastructures, he will advance the programme of construction of the MS motorway in the Exeter area.

Mr. Peter Walker

I appreciate my hon. Friend's concern, but construction of this part of the motorway cannot be started until the completion of the statutory procedures for settling its line and acquiring land.