HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 c132W
Mr. Keetch

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what environmental and economic criteria the Government will use to review road schemes in its forthcoming Roads Programme Review; if the same criteria will apply for each phase of the review; and if he will make a statement. [5960]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Roth the accelerated review and the main review will use the same criteria of accessibility, safety, environmental impact and economy. Our objective is to find the best possible solutions to the transport problems we face within the limits of the available resources and to ensure that short term gains in one area are not negated by wider or longer term damage. Achieving the right balance between our four criteria will therefore be a central issue in the review.

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