§ 40. Mr. Ian Gilmour
asked the Minister of Transport when she expects to have completed her consideration of the proposals by the County Surveyors' Society for an additional 1,700 miles of motorway.272W
§ Mr. Swingler
The proposals by the County Surveyors' Society have been taken into account in our assessment of interurban road needs for the 1970s. My right hon. Friend announced on 21st February the first instalment of a pool of new trunk road schemes to be prepared for the first half of the 1970s. Some of these will be built as motorways, others as all-purpose trunk roads. Further instalments will follow this year and next.