Routes and Road Improvement

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th July 1987.

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Photo of Mr Robin Squire Mr Robin Squire , Hornchurch 12:00 am, 20th July 1987

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will review the scope for reducing delays in the procedure for determining routes for road improvements; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Bottomley:

All pre-construction procedures are kept under continuous review with the aim of minimising the time taken and improving efficiency.

Photo of Mr Robin Squire Mr Robin Squire , Hornchurch

I thank my hon. Friend for that answer. As he is aware, in the time since I tabled the question my hon. Friend has announced after 13 years the re-routing long sought by my constituents in Rainham, for which I am grateful, as are they. Nevertheless, will he consider, on reflection, that 13 years is rather a long time to await such a decision for which we pressed in 1975?

Mr. Bottomley:

Yes, Sir.