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Tintwistle Hollingworth and Mottram Bypass

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for how many days the Mottram bypass public inquiry has sat since June 2007. (203526)

Since June 2007, the A57/A628 Mottram Tintwistle bypass public inquiry sat for 15 days. These dates are listed as follows:

Day 1: 26 June 2007

Day 2: 3 July 2007

Day 3: 4 July 2007

Day 4: 5 July 2007

Day 5: 6 July 2007

Day 6: 10 July 2007

Day 7: 11 July 2007

Day 8: 12 July 2007

Day 9: 4 September 2007

Day 10: 5 September 2007

Day 11:6 September 2007

Day 12: 11 September 2007

Day 13: 19 September 2007

Day 14: 6 November 2007

Day 15: 18 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to (a) her Department and (b) the Highways Agency of the Mottram bypass public inquiry has been. (203527)

All of the costs for this scheme lie with the Highways Agency. The A57/A628 Mottram Tintwistle bypass public inquiry started in June 2007. Since award of contract in August 2004 the scheme has incurred costs of £15,000,000. This includes design costs for the scheme, publication of draft orders, preparation and publication of the environmental statement, traffic modelling, legal costs, Highways Agency staff costs and the public inquiry. The specific costs for the public inquiry itself are not recorded separately.