§ Mr. Pawsey
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he intends to publish the consultants' reports on the proposal to add an extra lane in each direction to the M1 immediately north of its junction with the M6.
§ Mr. Atkins
The study I announced last December was of existing conditions and the feasibility, in general terms, of a range of widening options.
The next step will be the appointment of consultants to prepare and design a scheme for particular lengths of the motorways to be widened.
Bids have been invited for a design commission covering the section referred to by my hon. Friend. I hope that that will enable us to publish firm proposals during the summer of 1991.