HC Deb 16 December 1970 vol 808 cc354-5W
91. Sir D. Walker-Smith

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will give favourable consideration to the representations made to him by the Bishop's Stortford Urban District Council and the Bishop's Stortford and District Chamber of Trade and Commerce, and to the petition presented by the Bishop's Stortford Civic Society, urging early construction of the Bishop's Stortford east/west by-pass; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Heseltine

My proposals for the eastern section of the by-pass between M11 and A11, should be published during the first half of 1971. It will be built as part of the M11 contract.

My right hon. Friend is examining Hertfordshire County Council's proposals for the western section and considering the representations received. I hope to announce early next year when this section might be programmed.