asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he last met the local authority associations to discuss spending targets for the financial years 1985–86 and 1986–87.
My right hon. Friend discussed the 1985–86 expenditure targets, and other aspects of the 1985–86 rate support grant settlement, with the local
crossing nor south of Avonmouth. Also as the options in the third corridor are clearly more expensive in terms of capital costs I have decided it would be wrong to pursue these options further, and that it is fair to remove now any uncertainty in the minds of those who may fear planning blight.
Approval has been given to the consultants continuing further detailed work on the recommended options in the first two corridors. They will be having further consultations with interested local authorities and other bodies.