Bridport Bypass

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th March 1973.

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Photo of Mr Simon Digby Mr Simon Digby , West Dorset 12:00 am, 7th March 1973

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will order a public inquiry, with wide terms of reference, into the proposed Bridport bypass, in view of the local opposition from many quarters.

Photo of Mr Simon Digby Mr Simon Digby , West Dorset

May I thank my right hon. Friend for that welcome decision? Since the borough council, the rural district council and the National Farmers' Union have all come out against this scheme, will he ensure that the widest terms of reference are given to the inquiry?

Photo of Mr John Peyton Mr John Peyton , Yeovil

Yes, Sir; I give that unqualified assurance to my hon. Friend.