§ Mr. Simon Coombs
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of motorway in England are currently(a) open, (b) under construction and (c) planned.
§ Mr. Kenneth Carlisle
There are 1,664 miles of trunk road motorway and a further 28 miles of non-trunk motorway controlled by local authorities.
Two motorway schemes are under construction—M3 Bar End to Compton and the M4 second Severn crossing. They will add seven miles to the network.
A further 250 miles of motorway are planned, including the upgrading to motorway of the A1 from London to Newcastle.