HC Deb 26 July 1990 vol 177 c402W
Dr. Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has any plans to undertake an environmental impact assessment of all current and planned road construction programmes.

Mr. Chope

Protecting and enhancing the environment is a major consideration in planning roads. My Department carries out a full environmental assessment for all schemes in the national trunk road programme costing over £1 million.