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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 535: debated on Monday 14 November 2011

Ministerial Correction

Monday 14 November 2011

Transport

Topical Questions

The following is the answer given by the Under-Secretary of State for Transport, the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead (Mike Penning), to a question from the hon. Member for West Suffolk (Matthew Hancock) during Transport Question Time on 10 November 2011.

T6. In Mildenhall, Brandon, Elveden and across Suffolk and East Anglia, people are thrilled that the Government are finally completing the dualling of the A11, but the questions they are now asking are when will it be finished, and when can they finally drive at an appropriate pace all the way up to Norfolk? (79702)

I hope those people will drive not only at an appropriate pace but at a safe pace within the law. As my hon. Friend knows, we started the project early and promised that we would be as fast as we possible could. We hope that it will be done in early 2014, but if it can be done earlier, we certainly will do it.

[Official Report, 10 November 2011, Vol. 535, c. 434.]

Letter of correction from Mike Penning:

An error has been identified in the oral answer given on 10 November 2011. The correct answer should have been:

I hope those people will drive not only at an appropriate pace but at a safe pace within the law. As my hon. Friend knows, we started the project early and promised that we would be as fast as we possible could. It is programmed to finish by early 2015, towards the end of the 2014-15 financial year, but if it can be done earlier, we certainly will do it.