HC Deb 24 January 1996 vol 270 cc266-7W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what factors underlie the areas where construction work on the Al(a) is delayed and (b) is taking place. [9688]

Mr. Watts

Criteria used in the review of the roads programme are set out in the document "Managing the trunk road programme", published on 28 November 1995. I have set out in the tables the status of the A1 schemes in the road programme.

1. Construction soon to start
A1(M) Alconbury-Peterborough (DBFO)—start of works later this year
M1/Al Link road (Lofthouse-Branham) (DBFO)—start of works spring 1996

2. Main programme
A1(M) Wetherby-Walshford, North Yorkshire.Leeds MB
A1(M) Wetherby Bypass, Leeds MB
A1(M) Bramham—Wetherby, Leeds MB
A1(M) Ferrybridge-Hook Moor, Wakefield MB. Leeds MB, North Yorkshire
A1(M) Redhouse—Ferrybridge, Doncaster, MB.Wakefield MB, North Yorkshire Willowburn-Denwick Imp.Northumberland
A1 Morpeth-Lanehead Imp, Northumberland
Al Blyth GSJ, Nottinghamshire
Al Five Lanes End GSJ, Nottinghamshire
Al Markham Moor GSJ, Nottinghamshire
A1 Tempsford GSJ, Bedfordshire

3. To be reviewed as potential smaller scale improvements
A1(M) J6–8 Widening, Hertfordshire
A1 Gateshead Western Bypass, Gateshead MB

4. Longer term
A1(M) Leeming-Scotch Corner, North Yorkshire
A1(M) Dishforth-Leeming, North Yorkshire
A1(M) Tuxford-Blyth, Nottinghamshire
A1(M) Newark-Tuxford, Nottinghamshire
A1(M) Stamford—Newark, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire
A1(M) Stamford Bypass, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire
A1(M) Peterborough-Stamford, Cambridgeshire
A1(M) Baldock-Alconbury, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire
A1(M) J9–10 Widening, Hertfordshire
A1(M) J4–6 Widening, Hertfordshire
A1(M) J1–4 Widening Hertfordshire