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East London River Crossing

Volume 202: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he now expects work to start on the construction of the east London river crossing.

Main construction works are planned to start in spring 1993. Some advance diversion of statutory undertakers services is planned to start earlier.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what legal action has been initiated against his Department as a result of the publication of compulsory purchase notices in connection with the construction of the east London river crossing.

Notices of motion have been served in the High Court by the London borough of Greenwich and by nine local residents in respect of the compulsory purchase orders and an exchange land certificate for the east London river crossing.