HC Deb 28 June 1999 vol 334 c27W
Mr. Sayeed

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what additional funding he plans to make available for the A5/M1 link road in Bedfordshire. [88171]

Ms Glenda Jackson

The possible A5/M1 link road in Bedfordshire would form part of the Luton Northern Bypass, which is a major long-term local authority scheme. Bedfordshire County Council and Luton Borough Council are currently working on a joint 5-year local transport plan submission for the area. I understand that the Translink public transport scheme is likely to be their highest priority major project.

In the Trunk Road Review the A5 Dunstable Bypass and the M1 Junction 6A-10 Widening were included in the London to South Midlands Study area—which is in the Tranche 2 of the Government funded study programme. The study will address a range of transport issues including motorway congestion, development pressures and access to major urban areas such as Luton and Dunstable and possible local solutions including any A5/M1 Link North of Dunstable.

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