§ Mr. Aitken
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will extend his Department's traffic study on the future of the M2 motorway to include consideration of the car and freight traffic projections to the port of Ramsgate and their implications for the A299 Thanet Way.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Our present study of the possible need for more capacity on the section of the M2 between junctions 1 and 3 will take account of future traffic expected to use the motorway to and from Ramsgate. The A299 Thanet Way is the responsibility of the Kent county council, but I have undertaken to keep under review the possible need in the future to bring this road into the trunk road network.