HC Deb 09 February 1977 vol 925 cc709-10W
41. Mr. Raphael Tuck

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give an undertaking to have that part of the M25 from the north orbital extension to South Mimms completed as soon as possible so that Watford can be relieved of much of the present traffic and the increase thereof that is expected; and if he will meet a delegation from Watford headed by the hon. Member for Watford.

Mr. Horam

The M25, the London Orbital Route, has the highest priority in the road programme and the remaining sections of the troute will be completed as soon as possible. Construction of the M25 between Micklefield Green and South Mimms will not, however, commence until the traffic reappraisal now being carried out on this part of the route has been completed and updated after the completion of the works now under construction on the A41 and A405. We should welcome the opportunity of meeting my hon. Friend and a delegation from his constituency.