HC Deb 01 March 1978 vol 945 c452
20. Mr. Rhodes James

asked the Secretary of State for Transport when his Department will publish its decision on the traffic implications of the rebuilding of Magdalene Bridge, Cambridge; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Horam

The proposal to rebuild this bridge within the shell of the existing structure will enable it to carry buses once more. Other aspects of traffic management within the city will be for the county council to consider, since this road is likely to be detrunked on completion of the Cambridge northern and western bypasses.

Mr. Rhodes James

I thank the Minister for that reply. Does it mean that a decision has been made by his Department?

Mr. Horam

I am not sure to what decision the hon. Gentleman is referring. Cambridge City Council has made an application that, because the bridge is a listed bridge, it should not be rebuilt inside its existing structure. We have not made a decision on that. We shall try to resolve the matter as soon as possible.