§ Mr. Roy Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Transport, how many representations he has received concerning the continued delays in reopening the Severn Bridge for two-lane traffic; what action he is taking; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Horam
Since the restrictions on the bridge were announced last January many inquiries have been received. The Department has done everything possible to keep the interested parties and public informed of progress on the repairs. Subject to favourable weather conditions it is hoped that the repair work will progress to a stage where restrictions can be lifted about the end of February.