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Volume 640: debated on Wednesday 17 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Transport if he will state, giving the mileage in respect of each, those motorways or lengths of motorway for which no line had yet been proposed, a draft scheme had been published, a scheme had been made, tenders had been invited, a contract had been placed, which were under construction, and which were in use, respectively, as at 30th April.

Following is the information requested:

Motorways in use
London to Birmingham73¾ miles
Preston By-pass8½ miles
Lancaster By-pass11½ miles
Ross Spur20½ miles
Maidstone By-pass7½ miles
Motorways under construction
Birmingham to Preston—viaducts and sections in Staffordshire and Lancashire53½ miles
Birmingham to Bristol—Part I (Lydiate Ash to Twyning)28 miles
Stevenage By-pass7½ miles
Doncaster By-pass15 miles
Medway Motor Road—Medway Bridge
London—South Wales
Slough By-pass5 miles
Maidenhead By-pass6 miles
Severn Bridge
Contract placed
Tenders Invited
Birmingham to Preston
North Cheshire section15 miles
South Cheshire section10 miles
Medway Motor Road25 miles
London—South Wales—Chiswick to Langley (Part I)2 miles
Scheme made
Preston to Lancaster13 miles
London to Yorkshire—Part II (Crick to Doncaster)86 miles
Darlington-Barton By-pass10 miles
London to South Wales Chiswick to Langley12 miles
Severn Bridge and Approaches9½ miles
Newport By-pass7½ miles
Port Talbot By-pass5½ miles
Midland Links—Dunston to Castle Bromwich26 miles
Draft Scheme published
Midland Links
Lydiate Ash to Great Barr16 miles
Castle Bromwich to Catthorpe29 miles
High Wycombe By-pass13 miles
Line not yet published
Lancaster to Penrith36 miles
Penrith By-pass6 miles
Sheffield-Leeds Spur34 miles
Lancashire—Yorkshire Motorway50 miles
Durham Motorway21 miles
London to South Wales Maidenhead to Almondsbury87 miles
Crick to Newport9 miles
Aldenham to Hendon8 miles
Brighton Radial25 miles
London to Basingstoke24 miles
Norwich Radial32 miles
Ditton By-pass5 miles
Bristol to Birmingham—Part II (Twyning to East Brent)68 miles