§ Ms. Ruddock
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list all road schemes for which draft line orders were published before 3 July 1988, for which no environmental impact assessment has been carried out, and whose line orders have yet to be confirmed.
§ Mr. Chope
All schemes in the national trunk road programme have for many years been subject to a very full environmental appraisal before the line orders are confirmed. Within the requirements of the EC directive, a formal environmental impact statement has accompanied all draft orders published since 21 July 1988. Those schemes for which draft line orders were published prior to the implementation of the directive and for which line orders have yet to be confirmed are as follows:
A34 Newbury bypass A40 Gypsy corner/Western Circus A406 Regents Park Road A406 Silver Street—Hall Lane
§ Sir John Stanley
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the road schemes in which his Department has extended the distance limit for safeguarding purposes beyond the 67m limit specified in article 15(1)(b) of the General Development Order 1988.
§ Mr. Chope
[pursuant to his reply, 20 February 1991, column 182]: There is a second case in which the distance limit for safeguarding purposes has been extended beyond 67m. It comprised a two-mile section of the M6 in the east midlands, which forms part of the proposed motorway widening between junction 4 of the M6 and its junction with the M1. The basis for safeguarding is the same as that for the 80-mile section of the M1 referred to in my reply of the 20 February.