§ Mr. Chapman
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a further statement on the survey of box-girder sections of bridges he has instituted in relation to the opening date of the remaining stretch of the M6 motorway between Great Barr and Castle Bromwich, including the Aston expressway.
§ Mr. Graham Page
Examination of the box girder sections of bridges on the section of M6 in question is approximately 70 per cent. complete. Provided no further shortfalls are disclosed in the remaining stage of the examination, opening should be in early May.
The Aston Expressway is the responsibility of the City of Birmingham with whom I suggest my hon. friend should get in touch.