§ Mr. Dudley Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many towns in England with a population over 10,000 have trunk bypasses; what proportion this represents; how many will have bypasses by 1990; how many towns over 10,000 population have no trunk roads; how many with no trunk roads have bypasses; what proportion this represents; how many will have bypasses by 1990; how much money is required to ensure that by 1990 all towns over 10,000 population will have (a) either a trunk road bypass or (b) a local road bypass; and what increase this would represent on the present trunk road construction budget and local road construction budget.
§ Mr. Horam
There are some 500 communities of over 10,000 people in England, of which about 160 have trunk or local roads specifically called bypasses. Over 50 more should have trunk road bypasses by 1990. Many others are or will be effectively bypassed by nearby major trunk road schemes. I regret that information to answer the rest of this question is not readily available.