§ 51. Mr. Ronald Bell
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when the detrunking and closure orders relating to the superseded stretch of trunk road A40 east of Beaconsfield was published in the London Gazette; and what progress has been made with the reversion of ownership of the land over which that stretch runs to the adjacent landowners.
§ Mr. Carmichael
Draft orders were published in theLondon Gazette on 6th March 1974. My right hon. Friend's decision on these orders will be announced on 29th November. If the orders are made and subsequently implemented the land comprised in the former trunk road, other than that required for a footpath, will be freed from highway rights and the owners, who are presumed to be the front-agers, will then be able to deal with it as they wish.