§ 16. Dr. Michael Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans there are for privately financed roads in Essex; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Parkinson
The Dartford-Thurrock crossing will be the first major privately financed road this century. In addition, I recently invited views on the suitability of six further possible privately financed schemes. Three of these would serve Essex if the schemes were taken forward: a lower Thames crossing, a new link between Chelmsford and the M25 and a new route parallel to the A127 from the M25 to Rayleigh.