§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will make a statement on the relationship between his Department's current assessment of the comparative construction costs of the A49–465 Hereford bypass(a) published route and (b) western alternative route 1C and the cost assessment stated by his Department in public inquiry document 11/3 on route 1C; if he will provide a detailed breakdown of the components of the cost assessments in each case; and if he will make a statement;
(2) what number of farms would suffer from severance under (a) the published route for the A49-A465 bypass and (b) the western alternative route 1C; and if he will make a statement;
(3) what representations he received from English Nature and its predecessor organisations concerning the relative merits of the A49–465 Hereford bypass eastern or western routes; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Carlisle
I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to him on Friday 5 February 1993, Vol. 218, column390.