§ Mr. Greg Knight
asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many separate stretches of the M1 motorway between London and Derby are affected by roadworks; and when he expects this situation to improve.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Five separate stretches of the M1 motorway between London and Derby are affected by major roadworks. They include the M1 widening scheme in Hertfordshire and the reconstruction of the northbound carriageway in Northamptonshire, both of which should be completed during the autumn. The other three stretches, which are in Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, should be completed by the end of August. The motorway will continue to require carefully-phased maintenance works throughout the 1980s.