§ Mr. Gorst
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what date he expects the road works on the A41 at Apex corner, where the turning into Mount grove has been closed, to be completed; and if he will take steps to ensure that, once the central gap has been reopened, it will remain open on permanent basis.
§ Mr. Atkins
The works are expected to be completed in spring 1991. The right turn into Mount grove will then be restored. There are no plans to close it permanently. I shall continue to have regard to the safety of the trunk road network and will take appropriate safety measures wherever they are shown to be necessary.