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Volume 888: debated on Friday 21 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the best estimate he is able to make of the completion date of the M3 extension from Popham to beyond Winchester, in the light of the additional traffic to be expected following the postponement of the Channel Tunnel.

The commencement of work on the section of the M3 will be subject to the satisfactory completion of the outstanding statutory procedure and the availability of funds at the time, but the current estimated completion date is the winter of 1978–79.