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Road Construction

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport what steps he has taken to accelerate preparation work on small trunk road bypasses in order to take advantage of any resources released by unexpected delays to major schemes.

We are preparing a number of schemes to be held in reserve to fill unexpected gaps in the programme; four were listed in the reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Welling borough (Mr. Fry) on 4 December 1979.—[Vol. 975, c. 131–2.] I must ask my hon. Friend to await the forthcoming roads White Paper for further information.