§ Mr. McLaren
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a progress report on the construction of the Tormarton to Maidenhead section of the M4 motorway.
§ Mr. Michael Heseltine
I expect that section between Tormarton and Stanton St. Quintin (north of Chippenham) will be opened in the summer. It may be possible to open a further length in the autumn and the whole motorway in England by the end of the year, but there have been additional works arising from earthworks instability on some contracts and it is too early to give precise dates.