HC Deb 21 December 1989 vol 164 c361W
Sir Michael McNair-Wilson

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to announce his decision about the proposed route for the Newbury bypass; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Atkins

My right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for the Environment and for Transport are carefully considering all the objections and representations made together with the report and recommendations of the independent inspector who held the public inquiry. They hope to be able to announce their joint decisions very early in the new year.