§ Mr. Waller
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what expenditure has been incurred to date on preparatory works for the A650 Bingley bypass; 
(2) what is the number of (a) fatal, (b) serious and (c) minor accident casualties which have occurred during the most recent five years for which statistics are available on the section of the A650 trunk road due to be relieved by the proposed A650 Bingley bypass; 
(3) what is the estimated annual cost to business and industry of traffic delays on the section of the A650 trunk road due to be relieved by the proposed Bingley bypass. 
§ Mr. Watts
I have asked the chief executive of the Highways Agency to write to my hon. Friend.506W
Letter from Lawrie Haynes to Mr. Gary Waller, dated 27 November 1995:As you know, the Minister for Railways and Roads, Mr. John Watts, has asked me to reply to your Parliamentary Questions asking about the estimated annual cost to business and industry of traffic delays on the section of A650 trunk road due to be relieved by the proposed Bingley Bypass, the number of accidents in the most recent years on the same stretch of road and the costs incurred to date on preparatory works for the bypass.The estimated annual cost of delays on this length of the A650 is £1.75m.Between January 1990 and October 1995, there were 2 fatal, 34 serious and 186 slight accidents resulting in 281 casualties.The total cost of preparatory works, including design fees, is £18.9m.