§ Mr. Heddle
asked the Secretary of State for Transport, further to his answer to the hon. Member for Lichfield and Tamworth of 1 April, Official Report, c. 197, if he will make a further statement on the Tamworth section of the M42; and when he expects to announce his final decision.
§ Mrs. Chalker
My right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Transport and for the Environment have almost completed their consideration of the outstanding matters relating to the M42 Tamworth section, following their receipt in March of the inspector's report on the public inquiries held in 1980. I hope to announce their decisions within a few weeks, and certainly within the timescale already promised.