§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give the number of claims for compensation for noise and disturbance arising from the construction of(a) the A696 Woolsington bypass and (b) the A1 Newcastle western bypass; and how many of those claims had been settled by 1 October.
§ Mr. Chope
The number of claims under part I of the Land Compensation Act 1973 received in respect of the A696 Woolsington bypass and A1 Newcastle western bypass are 104 and 550 respectively. None of these claims had been settled by 1 October.