§ 38. Mr. Dicks
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will ensure that the Greater London council road scheme known as the Hayes bypass will be funded by his Department following the abolition of the Greater London council and that the present start date of 1984–85 will be adhered to.
§ Mrs. Chalker
When precisely work on this GLC scheme might start depends on when a decision is taken following the public inquiry which opened on 15 November. Our consultation paper about reallocation of London's transport responsibilities makes clear that financial arrangements must be adequate to enable necessary large schemes to be undertaken by London boroughs. The best form of such arrangements is being discussed with them.