HC Deb 09 August 1972 vol 842 c409W
10. Mr. St. John-Stevas

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his policy in regard to the building of roads of motorway standard in relation to urban developments, where alternative routes exist; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Speed

The standards, including motorway standard, to which new roads are built depend on a large number of factors, including traffic, cost, other developments and environmental constraints. The Urban Motorways Committee has recently submitted a report to my right hon. Friend which he is now considering.