§ Mr. Cartwright
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what additional evidence about the east70W London river crossing he has received from the London borough of Greenwich in the light of his Department's decision to alter the criteria for assessing the economic performances of new road schemes; and what response he has made;
(2) if he will make it his policy to take into account his Department's revised criteria for assessing the economic performance of new road schemes when reaching a decision on the proposed east London river crossing;
(3) when he now expects to be able to announce his decision on the proposed east. London river crossing.
§ Mr. Channon
The London borough of Greenwich has submitted its consultants' assessment of the effect of the revised values of travel time and accident prevention on the east London river crossing scheme. I have confirmed that my Department's reassessment, together with that of the London borough of Greenwich, will be taken into account by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment and me in reaching our decision on the statutory orders for this scheme. We hope to announce our joint decision soon.