§ Mr. Fearn
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Southport of 2 February,Official Report, column 368 and 16 February, Official Report, column 430, he has any plans to increase his Department's road building programme further to combat the greenhouse effect.
§ Mr. Atkins
Combating the greenhouse effect will depend on many factors including reducing congestion on the roads. The road programme itself is kept under constant review in the light of our stated objectives to assist economic growth, improve the environment and enhance safety.