HC Deb 28 November 1989 vol 162 c181W
Mr. Hind

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will appoint consultants to advise him on the proposed route of the Scarisbrick-Pinfold bypass; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Atkins

The Department is appointing consultants for new schemes included in the White Paper "Roads for Prosperity" in several tranches over a period of about 12 months. I expect to invite competitive bids for this scheme early next year. Our aim will be to consult the public on route options within two years of appointing a consultant.