asked the Minister of Transport what progress he has made towards the final decision on the line of the Fareham bypass section of the new South Coast trunk road; and whether this decision is to be delayed by considerations of city building under the new proposals of the Committee on South-Eastern England.
§ Mr. Marples
The planning of the South Coast road in the area of Portsmouth and Southampton is still at an early stage. Before any decision is reached about the line of the Fareham bypass to be published under Section 7 of the Highways Act, 1959, I will consult with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government about any implications of planned developments in the area.