§ Mr. Stott
asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what measures his Department proposes to take to ensure that the new interchange at Holton will not be used by motorway traffic when the northern section of the M40 is open to traffic and while the southern section is still under construction;
(2) what effect he estimates his Department's proposals to construct a new interchange at Holton will have on the number of vehicles using the B4027 through the villages of Forest Hill, Stanton St. John and Islip.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
We hope to have the northern and southern sections of the M40 extension ready for use at about the same time. The object of proposals to be published shortly is to improve the safety of the existing junction of the B4027 with the A40. The restriction and volume of traffic using the B4027 are matters for the highway authority, Oxfordshire county council, which would have the right to object to our proposals.