HC Deb 05 December 1972 vol 847 cc378-9W
Mr. Moate

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what consideration he has given to the construction of a third lane for the M2 motorway; and if he will publish the traffic volume figure or other criteria relevant to a decision.

Mr. Speed

There are no plans at present to add a third lane, but the situation will be kept under review. The traffic census figures show that the two-way flows in vehicles per 16-hour day range from 40,00 on the western section to 21,000 on the eastern section on the M2.