§ Mr. Greenway
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the estimated cost to central Government of the proposed Hayes bypass; what percentage this is of total cost; and if he is satisfied that no unreasonable increase in this funding will be required.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The GLC's latest estimate of the total cost of the Hayes Bypass is £61.5 million but construction is not expected to begin before 1985. The Government have already indicated that they would consider sympathetically a case for TSG support when the time comes, but it is too soon to estimate exactly what the contribution might be.