HC Deb 12 January 1987 vol 108 c22W
Mr. Michael Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has received notice of historical evidence to indicate the site and extent of the main battle area of the battle of Naseby; which historians and other experts have supplied such evidence; what indication the evidence so supplied has given as to the extent to which the proposed A1–M1 link road would cut through the site of the main battle area; and whether he will place that evidence, together with any relevant plans and maps, in the Library before he reaches his conclusions on the report of the Inspector who conducted the inquiry into the proposals for that link road.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

The issue was debated at length at the public inquiry. Those who gave evidence included Mr. William Seymour, Brigadier Peter Young, Mr. David Chandler, Professor Austin Woolrych and Colonel H. C. B. Rogers. The inspector's report has been received and my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for the Environment and for Transport must now be allowed to reach a decision in the light of the evidence and of the inspector's recommendations. They hope to be able to announce their decision next month. Copies of the inspector's report and of appended documents will be made available in the usual way.