HC Deb 04 February 1988 vol 126 c683W
Mr. Pawsey

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proposals he has for relieving congestion at the southern end of the M1 from Luton to junction 1.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

A scheme for the improvement of junction 1 was included in the trunk road programme last year. In addition, climbing lanes are to be provided between the A41 overbridge and junction 4 and at junction 9. The M40 extension between London and Birmingham is expected substantially to relieve the M1.