§ Lord Balniel
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he anticipates being able to announce his proposals for the improvement of the A1 through Hatfield; and whether he intends to hold a public inquiry.373W
§ Mr. Carmichael
My right hon. Friend hopes shortly to announce alternative proposals which will be put to the public for comment in the summer. The solution which is chosen for this stretch of the A1 through Hatfield will later be published under the normal statutory procedures and, if necessary, a public inquiry will be held.