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Roads (Downland Design, Build, Finance And Operate Scheme)

Volume 300: debated on Wednesday 5 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what compensation payments are required to be made, and to whom, as a result of the decision not to proceed in July with the construction of the A27 Polegate bypass and associated works within the Weald and Downland DBFO scheme. [13776]

[holding answer 3 November 1997]: We are currently considering whether the four consortia that submitted tenders for the Weald and Downland DBFO project should be compensated for their costs.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what is the total cost to the Government of compensation in respect of the postponement of the Downland DBFO Scheme. [14204]

We are currently considering whether the four consortia who submitted tenders for the Weald and Downland DBFO project should be compensated for their costs.