HC Deb 23 October 1989 vol 158 c372W
Sir Barney Hayhoe

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what consultation arrangements he is making to ensure that local opinion is taken into account before Government decisions are made on the issues covered by his consultants' stage 2B report of the west London assessment study;

(2) when he expects to receive the stage 2B report of the west London assessment study from his consultants; and whether he will publish it without delay.

Mr. Atkins

We expect to receive reports from the consultants for all four London assessment studies in the next month or so. Arrangements for printing will be put in hand as soon as possible for publication early in December. The reports will be available for purchase and there will be free summaries. Displays will be offered at town halls and public libraries in the study areas.

In order to reduce uncertainty we intend to announce at the time the reports are published which options will not be considered further. We shall be inviting comments from local authorities, other organisations and members of the public before reaching firm decisions on the remaining options.