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Volume 19: debated on Monday 1 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if it is Government policy to have a road of motorway standard between London and Scotland; and, if so, at what point in central London such a road is intended to stop.

There is already a high standard route between London and Scotland made up of the M1, M6 and A74. Its terminal point in London as a motorway is at the North Circular road.Completion of the M40 between Oxford and Birmingham and the Department's programmed improvements to the A40 in Greater London will also provide a very high standard route right into Marylebone.