§ Mr. Roy Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will state the terms of reference of the commission given to the MVA Consultancy to review the 1989 national road traffic forecasts.
§ Mr. Chope
The MVA Consultancy has not been commissioned to review the 1989 national road traffic forecasts. Those forecasts remain the best available view. The MVA commission is for a technical review of methodology, which in this field, as in others, needs to be reviewed from time to time to see whether further improvements can be made.