§ Mr. Lidington
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what is his latest estimate of the average number of vehicles using the(a) A41 ring road, Aylesbury, and (b) A41 Bicester road, Aylesbury (i) each day and (ii) during peak hours. 
§ Mr. Hill
I have asked the Chief Executive of the Highways Agency, Mr. Peter Nutt, to write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Richard Thorndike, on behalf of Mr. Peter Nutt, to Mr. David Lidington, dated 13 December 1999:I have been asked by the Transport Minister, Keith Hill, to reply to your recent parliamentary question about the latest estimates of the average number of vehicles using the A41 ring road, Aylesbury and the A41 Bicester Road, Aylesbury. I am replying in the absence of the Chief Executive, Peter Nutt.The following figures were recorded in June 1999. The Highways Agency has a traffic counter in Friarage Road, and this recorded an average two-way traffic flow of 30,676 vehicles per day. The highest hourly flows were 2,655 vehicles between 8.00am and 9.00am, and 2,442 between 5.00pm and 6.00pm both during the week. There are no counters on Bicester Road, but the closest on the A41 is near Fleet Marston approximately 1 mile away. This recorded two-way flows of 15,041 vehicles per day, and the highest weekday hourly flows were 1,437 vehicles and 1,466 vehicles, again between 8.00am and 9.00am and 5.00pm and 6.00pm respectively.