§ Mr. Butcher
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will make it his policy to refuse any application for a light rail transit line between Coventry city centre and the Westwood Heath area;
(2) what assessment he has made of the traffic and financial viability of the proposed light rail transit line from Coventry city centre to the Westwood Heath area;
(3) if he will come to an early decision on the viability of the proposed Coventry city centre to Westwood heath light rail transit line;
(4) if he will make it his policy to seek the views of (a) traders in Earlsdon street and (b) residents of properties in Coventry South West affected by the proposed light rail transit line from Coventry city centre to the Westwood Heath area, before reaching a decision on the viability of the line.
§ Sir George Young
So far as the matters raised are for central Government, they will be for my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Transport to consider. Until a firm proposal is made and detailed justification for it is submitted, no assessment can be made 427W of the proposed route. However, local residents will be consulted on proposals affecting them and any objections will be considered at a public local inquiry.