§ Sir Trevor Skeet
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has any proposals for linking developments(a) at Thurleigh and (b) at Poddington airfields with the A1.
§ Mr. Beith
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport at how many points the A1 between Newcastle and the476W border is currently reduced to one-way operation during roadworks; and at how many points it is expected to be restricted to one-way operation during the forthcoming Scottish and English bank holiday weekends.
§ Mr. Atkins
[holding answer 16 July 1990]: There are three points on the A1 between Newcastle upon Tyne and the border which are currently reduced to one-way operation for roadworks. These are at adjacent locations on the Alnwick bypass to allow for road maintenance and the provision of marginal strips, and on the Berwick bypass.
There will be no one-way operation on this section of the A1 during the forthcoming Scottish bank holiday. Maintenance works are to start south of Scremeston in August. Consideration will be given to the possibility of removing one-way operation for the forthcoming English bank holiday weekend.