§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
Since December 1987 the consultants have been developing a range of options aimed at relieving the problems in the four study areas, identified in their stage I reports. They have now produced a preliminary set of options of varying feasibility, for further assessment. The suggestions put forward in the consultants' working papers represent a wide range of alternative approaches. They include different levels of investment and different combinations of public transport improvements, road schemes and management measures. It is not for us to take a view at this stage on the consultants' suggestions. They will complete stage 2 after consultation with the local boroughs, transport operators and police, evaluate them and report to us next summer.
Copies of the consultants' working papers can be purchased from them. I have arranged for copies to be available in the Library.