HC Deb 28 March 1985 vol 76 cc282-3W
Mr. Hicks

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is his decision following the public inquiry in May 1984 about the proposed Saltash bypass section of the A38 trunk road improvements; when it is hoped work will commence; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ridley

I am pleased to be able to announce the joint decision of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment and myself to make the line, side roads and compulsory purchase orders in respect of this scheme in the terms in which they were published. We now intend to press ahead with the outstanding preparatory works and plan to start construction as early as practicable next year.