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Volume 983: debated on Wednesday 30 April 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport how many miles of motorway are due to be (a) started and (b) completed in 1980.

I hope that work will start on nearly 25 miles of new motorway, including local authority schemes financed with 100 per cent. grants from my Department, and on the widening of 6½ miles of the M1.About 40 miles of motorway should be opened in 1980, and the widening of 5½ miles of the M5 should be completed.