§ Mr. Harvey
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations his Department has received in 1994 from north Devon about the future of rail services in the south-west.
§ Mr. Freeman
My Department has received two representations from north Devon about the future of rail services in the south-west. Both concerned the future of the Exeter to Barnstaple line.526W
Letter from Mr. L Haynes to Sir Cranley Onslow, dated 19 April 1994:The Minister for Roads and Traffic, Mr. Robert Key, has asked me to write to you in reply to your recent Parliamentary Questions about the provision of additional capacity between junctions 10 and 12 of the M25.Consultants have been asked to investigate options for increasing the capacity of this section of the motorway beyond dual four lanes to meet the traffic needs of this busy section of the M25 taking into account of environmental and economic constraints.Following the recent Roads Review, this scheme is in the Priority 2 category. It is necessary, therefore, to reassess the programme. This process is not expected to take very long but until it has been completed I am afraid I am unable to say when any proposals could be published. I will write to you again then.