40. Mr. B. Harrison
asked the Minister of Transport when he will be able to announce details of the line of the Witham and the Kelvedon by-passes.
§ Mr. J. Hay
The lines of the Kelvedon and Witham By-passes were established by Orders made in 1939 and 1958 respectively. A draft Order to provide for a short extension of Witham By-pass was published on 17th June last.
I thank my hon. Friend for that reply, but when will something be done about building the road?
§ Mr. John Hall
Can my hon. Friend say whether the delay in starting these by-passes, the Andover By-pass and, even more important, the High Wycombe By-pass, is due to the fact that the cost of existing schemes has proved so much greater than the estimates that there is no money left to start new schemes?