HC Deb 24 March 1971 vol 814 cc117-8W
Mr. Astor

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment on what date he expects that the construction of the extensions of the M4 motorway in Berkshire will be completed.

Mr. Michael Heseltine

I expect that the 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.