HC Deb 06 February 1973 vol 850 c80W
Rear-Admiral Morgan-Giles

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will make a statement about the route of the M3 motorway near Winchester.

Mr. Peyton

I have announced today that the 12½ miles between Popham and Hockley has been fixed with four local variations to the draft route. A decision on the 1¼ mile Hockley-Compton length has been deferred pending consultations with those affected by a possible further variation.

Mr. David Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the expected dates for completion of the next stages of the M3 both between Basingstoke and London, and Basingstoke and Southampton.

Mr. Peyton

Subject to the completion of the necessary procedures:

  • Sunbury Cross to Lightwater—spring 1974.
  • Popham to Compton—by the end of 1976