HC Deb 30 April 1973 vol 855 cc231-2W
Mr. Jessel

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment on what date consultants were instructed to produce a feasibility study for Ringway 3, southern half; which firm of consultants was so instructed; what the consultants' terms of reference were; by what date they were asked to report; and whether any consent has been given for that date to be varied, and if so for what reason.

Mr. Rippon

Brian Colquhoun and Partners were appointed in August 1969 by the then Ministry of Transport to consider the potential traffic and possible location possibilities of a new major route to serve travel demand in Surrey, greater London and Kent from Sunbury/Feltham to Swanley. The study was to have been completed by September 1971, but because of the extreme complexity of the work and the need to consider the implications of the report of the Urban Motorways Committee, the Land Compensation Bill and the report of the panel of inquiry into the Greater London Development Plan, the completion date has been deferred.