HC Deb 16 April 1981 vol 3 c265W
Mr. Ennals

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give the starting date for each of the following road developments in Norfolk: the Norwich A47 southern bypass, the Great Yarmouth western bypass and second bridge, the A17 King's Lynn to Norfolk county border, the A47 Blofield and Acle bypasses, and the All Norwich to Newmarket; and, in respect of each scheme, whether the starting date is as first announced or has been deferred.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Work will start on the A17 King's Lynn to Norfolk county boundary scheme in the next few weeks and we also expect to start the A47 Blofield bypass later this year. The A12 Great Yarmouth western bypass is in the main programme for 1984 onwards but, as indicated in the 1980 roads White Paper, it will be started in 1983 if possible; it will include the second river crossing.

Precise starting dates for the other schemes cannot be forecast. They appear in the White Paper as shown in the table below.

  • A47 Norwich Southern Bypass, Acle Bypass Main Programme 1984 onwards
  • A11 Attleborough Bypass Main Programme 1982–1983
  • A11 Thetford Bypass, Barton mills Bypass Wymondham-Cringleford Main Programme 1984 onwards
  • A11 Newmarket-Cringleford Improvements Reserve List 1984 onwards

I shall write to the right hon. Member about any variations in starting dates from those given when the schemes were first announced.