HC Deb 09 July 1979 vol 970 cc81-2W
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.

Subject to satisfactory completion of the statutory procedures and the availability of funds, work could start next year.