§ 68. Mr. Marlow
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on road priorities in the vicinity of Northampton.
§ Mr. Atkins
The trunk roads programme contains three schemes in the vicinity of Northampton. Construction of the A43 Blisworth and Milton Malsor bypass started in April this year and is expected to take two years to complete. A Public Consultation exercise into the A43 Moulton bypass and A43 Moulton to Broughton dualling schemes has recently been carried out. Subject to the satisfactory completion of statutory procedures work could start in mid 1995 with completion in 1997. There are other trunk road proposals within Northamptonshire as a whole which are listed in the current Roads Report "Trunk Roads, England" which was published in February this year.