§ 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.