§ Sir John Farr
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will extend the construction of the eastern district distributor road and the proposed A46-A47 link road to at least dual carriageway throughout;
(2) if, in the study that he is now making of traffic management around Leicester, he will proceed at the earliest date to make the eastern district distributor road dual carriageway standard throughout to relieve traffic congestion on the A6 at Oadby.
§ Mr. Atkins
The Leicester eastern district distributor road, the Leicester southern district distributor road and the A46–A47 link road are the responsibility of Leicestershire county council as highway authority, and it is for that authority to determine its standards and programming.
The proposed Leicester eastern bypass is a trunk road scheme. It is hoped to announce a preferred route in 1994. The carriageway standard has yet to be determined.