§ 55. Mr. Cockeram
asked the Minister of Transport how much has already been paid to the main contractor for the 300-yard alteration to the A5117 at Backford; and if, in view of the fact that the roundabout on the alteration is still unfinished after six months, causing single-line traffic in each direction and long queues, he will ensure that no further payments are made to the contractor in respect of the alteration until the roundabout is completed.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
This work forms part of the M56 contract. It is not possible without disproportionate expense to say how much of the interim payments made to the main contractor relate to it. The roundabout is now completed and there are two lanes for traffic in each direction. I apologise for inconvenience caused by the work.