§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of motorway were opened in the United Kingdom in 1980; and how many more are expected to be opened before the end of 1981.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
In 1980, 60 miles of motorway were opened. It is expected that a further 45 miles will be opened daring 1981. In addition, widening of 8 ½miles of existing motorway was completed in 1980 and a further 2 ½miles is due to be completed in 1981.