asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) when the public inquiry concerning the upgrading of a section of the north circular road at Ealing in west London commenced; when it was completed; when the inspector's report was received; and when a decision concerning this road improvement will be announced;(2) if he will state the reasons for the delay in reaching a decision concerning proposals to upgrade a section of the north circular road at Ealing in west London following submission of the inspector's report after the public inquiry.
The public inquiry into the proposed improvement of the north circular road between Popes lane and the A40 opened in December 1983 and closed in June 1984. The inspector submitted his report in April 1985. I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Ealing, Acton (Sir G. Young) on Tuesday 7 April 1987 at column 125.