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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th June 1980.

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Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Transport) 12:00 am, 25th June 1980

I do not think that taking more people on will speed up construction. The problem is diverting the work of statutory undertakers at the moment. We are anxious to get on with the next section from Portwood to Denton. We hope to publish our Highways Act proposals this summer and I expect that construction will begin in the 1982–83 period.