HC Deb 27 October 1997 vol 299 cc722-3W
Mr. Norman

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions to what extent the impact on employment(a) in Hastings and (b) Tunbridge Wells was taken into account in the decision not to allow the Weald and Downland design, build, finance and operate to proceed. [12783]

Ms Glenda Jackson

The impact on employment of the DBFO project was one of the many issues assessed under the five criteria—accessibility, safety, economy, the environment and integration—when the decision not to proceed with the DBFO project as a whole was taken.