HC Deb 23 June 1986 vol 100 c60W
Mr. McLoughlin

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he is now able to indicate when work will start on the building of the Ashbourne bypass.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

I expect to be able to appoint an Agent shortly to begin preparation work on a scheme to relieve Ashbourne. The future progress will depend on the results of their investigations, the successful completion of statutory procedures and the availability of funds. At this stage I do not expect construction work to start before the end of 1992.