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M3 And M27 (Winchester)

Volume 979: debated on Wednesday 20 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport if, in order to endeavour to meet the conflicting wishes of those who want the M3 and M27 joined urgently, and those who disrupted the Winchester bypass inquiry, he will complete the road without any Winchester interchanges.

My hon. Friend's suggestion would not meet the wishes of objectors, many of whom questioned the need for this proposed section of motorway. Neither would it commend itself to those who agreed with the Department's proposal. The final decision will have to depend on a judgment of all the objections and representations and a consideration of the report of the inspector who conducted the public inquiry.