HC Deb 16 December 1983 vol 50 c604W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will indicate when the town of Bedford will be bypassed by a satisfactory route; what are the reasons for the current dely; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Chalker

We do not expect construction of an A428 bypass of Bedford to start before 1989. Our consultants are at present identifying alternative routes. Because of public expenditure constraints we shall be consulting the general public about the most suitable alternatives next autumn rather than in the summer as we had hoped.