HC Deb 06 December 1979 vol 975 cc341-2W
Mr. Rost

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has yet received any reports from the standing advisory committee on trunk road assessment.

Mr. Fowler

The committee has recently submitted a report on the development of the comprehensive framework for appraisal of trunk road schemes outlined by the original Leitch committee. The framework is a way of setting out all the factors, both economic and non-economic, which should be considered in any decision on a trunk road scheme. I am most grateful to Sir George Leitch and his committee for their work and have accepted their main conclusions. I am sure the report will be widely welcomed and have therefore decided that it should be published as soon as possible. I shall then make a statement on its implementation.