§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what response he received to the public consultation on the western environmental improvement route which took place in the spring.
§ Mr. Atkins
Some 7,000 responses in one form or another were received to the consultation exercise. These, together with any further comments made in the context of the London assessment studies, will be taken fully into account in reaching a decision on the future of the Western environmental improvement route.