To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is his latest forecast for the programme for the improvement of the A249 from the M2 to the Kingsferry bridge.
Draft proposals for the Iwade bypass— Bobbing-Kingsferry—were published in March. They will need to be considered at a public inquiry—we hope towards the end of the year. Thereafter, the programme will depend on the progress that can be made with the statutory procedures, but subject to that I hope it will be possible to start work in 1993 for completion by about 1995. The present programme for the improvement of the adjoining section of A249 between the A2 and M2 is about six months behind that for the Iwade bypass.