HC Deb 01 March 1978 vol 945 c450
17. Dr. Edmund Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he will announce his decision in respect of the construction of the proposed flyover at Darrington on the A1 trunk road.

Mr. Horam

We hope to reach conclusions very soon.

Dr. Marshall

In reaching a decision in this project, will the Minister bear in mind the arithmetical features of the cost-benefit analysis which operate unfairly against schemes such as the Darrington flyover, for which the benefits will accrue greatly as the years go by?

Mr. Horam

My hon. Friend has made a very sophisticated and accurate point, which I shall bear in mind. I hope that in this scheme sufficient account will be taken of road safety and environmental aspects, as well as those of cost benefit.

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