Aston Clinton Bypass

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd May 1995.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington , Aylesbury 12:00 am, 22nd May 1995

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to publish his inspector's report on the A41 Aston Clinton bypass. [23887]

Photo of Mr John Watts Mr John Watts , Slough

The inspector's report will be published concurrently with the decision following last November's public inquiry. The announcement will be made as soon as possible.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington , Aylesbury

May I remind my hon. Friend that that bypass was first proposed by his predecessor in 1937 and that my constituents in Aston Clinton have had to put up with vastly increased volumes of traffic through their village since his Department completed the Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted bypasses? May I urge him and his officials in the Highways Agency to give that project the highest possible priority?

Photo of Mr John Watts Mr John Watts , Slough

My hon. Friend reinforces the point that I made earlier about the popularity of many schemes in the programme.