§ Mr. Alison
asked the Minister of Transport (1) on what date he anticipates that work on the ground will start in connection with the proposed Tadcaster by-pass on the West Riding of Yorkshire section of the A64 trunk road;
(2) how many stages are involved in the preparation, planning and implementing of major road schemes; and which of these stages has now been reached by the proposed Tadcaster by-pass on the A64 trunk road in Yorkshire and the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Mr. Bob Brown
There are six main stages—preliminary investigations leading to inclusion in the preparation pool; preliminary report; firm programming; completion of statutory procedures including land acquisition: financial approval to works commitment and invitation of tenders and award of contract. The preliminary report for the Tadcaster by-pass is in preparation. It is too early to forecast a date for start of construction.