Transport Minister John Hayes responds for the government and begins by assuring MPs that he is not a "slave to the advice" he receives from his civil servants.
He emphasises that the existing crossing is at capacity and is considered one of the least reliable parts of the road network with closures occurring frequently.
He defends the role of Highways England who he says are "trying to get this right". He urges his MPs to adopt a "tough but appreciative" tone with the agency.
In the meantime he says the government is analysing the results of the consultation and will "say more in due course".
And there the debate ends and the house adjourns. MPs will return tomorrow at 11:30am for questions to the Health Secretary.