§ Mr. Wilshire
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he will announce the starting date for the public inquiry into Surrey county council's proposals for a replacement Walton bridge over the River Thames and into the associated compulsory purchase orders. 
§ Sir Paul Beresford
Arrangements for the public local inquiries into the proposed Walton bridge replacement are being held in abeyance pending expiry of the objection periods for the side roads order, compulsory purchase order and bridge schemes applications submitted to the 649W Secretary of State for Transport in relation to the proposal. It seems probable that joint inquiries into these applications and related planning and exchange land certificate applications will need to be convened. I can assure my hon. Friend that he will be notified as soon as a date for the inquiries has been agreed.