§ 38. Mr. Peter Rees
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the importance of Dover as a port and of the traffic congestion in Dover, he will consider extending the M2 round the town to the eastern arm of Dover harbour.
§ Mr. Michael Heseltine
No, Sir. We shall be prepared to consider extending the A2 around the town of Dover only when traffic requirements are shown to justify it.
§ Mr. Heseltine
I can answer my hon. Friend in specific terms dealing purely with Dover. Conditions should be considerably relieved by the York Street diversion scheme, which will help all traffic, not just traffic to the eastern docks, and, as my hon. Friend knows, there are other schemes under consideration.