§ Mr. David Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the timetable for work on the proposed bypass of Kingsclere on the A339 trunk road.
§ Mr. Horam
It is too early to state a precise timetable. A line (variation) order and a side roads order were published in draft last month and the associated draft compulsory purchase order will follow in the early spring. Progress depends on public reaction to these orders. I hope that it will be possible to start work in 1980; construction will take about two years.