HC Deb 11 February 1982 vol 17 c467W
Mr. Ashton

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he expects to announce any change to the starting date of the A57 Worksop bypass.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

I am afraid that there have been delays in the preparation of this scheme. These, together with the weight of objections to the side roads order which may necessitate a public inquiry, make it very unlikely that construction will begin before the end of 1983. I assure the hon. Member that I will try to ensure that everything possible is done to maintain progress on the bypass.