§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
asked the Minister of Transport when he intends to announce his decision on the public inquiry into the construction of the Heckington bypass; and, if the decision is favourable, when the construction work is likely to commence.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
We are afraid it has taken longer than expected to get through our procedures. But we hope that a decision will be possible fairly soon. A copy of the decision letter will be sent to my hon. Friend.82W
Subject to satisfactory completion of the statutory procedures and the availability of funds, work could start next year.