HC Deb 05 May 1971 vol 816 c376W
Mr. Gurden

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment on what dates he now expects each of the remaining sections of the M4 motorway to be opened for use between London and Bristol.

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.