§ Ms. Harman
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to publish the regulations governing major transport projects under the Transport and Works Act 1992; and when guidelines affecting the new procedures might be made available.
§ Mr. Freeman
A draft of the rules to govern applications for, and objections to, orders was issued on 2 January. A revised draft will be circulated for comment in74W the next two to three weeks. A draft of the rules on procedures for public inquiries will be published shortly. We shall consult on the administrative guidelines when the application and inquiries' rules have been settled in principle.