asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has rejected the upgrading of the A41 and A405 as an alternative to new motorway construction between Micklefield Green and South Mimms.
My right hon. Friend does not consider that the improvement of the A41 and A405 would constitute a satisfactory alternative to the construction of a new road between Micklefield Green and South Mimms. Following public consultation on alternative routes for the section of the M25 between these two points, routes 2 and 6B were selected for further development with a view to the preparation of draft statutory proposals. When these are published, objectors will be able to put forward any alternative proposals.