HC Deb 13 July 1987 vol 119 cc327-8W
Sir George Young

asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) when he proposes to announce his decision on the public inquiry into the route of the north circular road through Ealing; and what is the reason for the delay;

(2) when he received the inspector's report on the local public inquiry held from December 1983 to June 1984 on proposed improvements to the north circular road from Pope's lane in Hounslow to Hanger lane in Ealing; when he expects to publish it; why publication has been delayed; and what representations he has received from the local population about this matter.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

The inspector's report was received in April 1985. It raised difficult issues which are taking some time to resolve and which my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for the Environment and for Transport are considering. I hope that an announcement can be made before too long, at which time the report will be published. I have not received representations about the delay from local people.

Sir Barney Hayhoe

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will publish the traffic count in respect of the section of the north circular road between Hanger lane and Chiswick roundabout and roads linking thereto in west London both before and after the opening of the M25, together with counts of traffic now using the

carrying out of such works; and whether he proposes to install any additional motorway lighting on the M I between Leicester and Scotland.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

The following roadworks are currently being undertaken or planned for the remainder of 1987–88 on the M1 between London and Leeds ( where M1 terminates).

M25 itself in the same sector; and what plans he has for updating counts of traffic flows since the opening of the M25.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

I shall write to my right hon. Friend.