HC Deb 20 June 1988 vol 135 c448W
58. Mr. Roy Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on progress with the provision of a second Severn crossing; and when construction is likely to be completed.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

Preparatory work on the second Severn crossing is progressing well. Survey work necessary to develop the design of the crossing is under way and consultations with interested parties are continuing. This would enable the bridge to be completed by the mid-1990s if the build up of traffic needs it by then and Parliament so decides.