§ Miss Fookes
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any plans to route the M1-A1 link road in Northamptonshire through the battlefield of Naseby; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Chalker
I am looking at possible routes both north of Naseby, where the battlefield is, and to the south. My firm proposals, which I hope to publish later this year, will take full account of the claims of the battlefield and of all other relevant factors, including costs, the effect on the countryside and the interests of local residents. A public inquiry will almost certainly be needed before a final decision is taken.