HC Deb 18 July 1979 vol 970 cc749-50W
46. Sir Derek Walker-Smith

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the widespread concern and disappointment in Buntingford and its vicinity at the postponement of the planned start of works for the proposed Buntingford bypass on the A10 from 1980 to October 1982; and if he will reconsider the position with a view to restoring the earlier date.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

I am aware of the strong pressure for early provision of the Buntingford bypass but I am afraid that there is no prospect of a start in 1980. I assure my right hon. and learned Friend that there has been no deliberate postponement of this scheme. A number of possible routes had to be investigated. We hope to announce a preferred route very soon but there are then the statutory procedures to be followed before work can start.