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Volume 931: debated on Saturday 5 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what, at current prices, was (a) the cost estimate at public inquiry, (b) the accepted tender price and (c) the final contract price for each of the sections of the M40 already in use, namely, Gerrards Cross bypass, Knaves Beech interchange. Beaconsfield bypass-Stokenchurch, and Stokenchurch-Waterstock cross roads.

The accepted tender prices and final contract prices for each of the sections of the M40 already open to traffic are shown below. I regret that the other information requested is not readily available.April 1977, that enforcing vehicle excise law on caravans is more difficult when they are parked off the road than when they are on the road on the move.

Because if caravans were licensed as are cars, a caravan not on the road would not have to be licensed.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what additional administrative machinery, in terms of numbers of staff and costs, would be required to administer a vehicle excise licence for caravans not taking into account the administrative problems mentioned in the answer to the hon. Member for Christ-church and Lymington on 28th April.

The information requested cannot be provided except at disproportionate cost, so many are the potential variables.