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Road Building

Volume 407: debated on Monday 23 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his answer of 16 June 2003, Official Report, column 23W, on road building, what estimates he has made of the level of Government funding necessary for the completion of the proposed road schemes. [120583]

In taking forward the detailed development of the road schemes, the local authorities will determine the cost of each scheme. The estimated costs for each of the road schemes detailed in the Final Report of the South East Manchester Multi Modal Study will need to be reviewed in the light of any changes to their design and to include preparation costs and provision for risk assessment in accordance with HM Treasury Guidance.