HC Deb 07 May 1999 vol 330 c476W
Mr. Luff

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will commission an investigation into the circumstances of the road traffic accident that occurred in Wyre Piddle on 28 April in order to inform his consideration of an application from Worcestershire County Council for funding for a bypass of the village. [83004]

Ms Glenda Jackson

The investigation of road traffic accidents is a matter for the police. It will be for Worcestershire County Council to put forward any bid for funding of a bypass as part of their Local Transport Plan. The County Council will need to appraise any major scheme using the New Approach to Appraisal, of which safety is a major element. We will consider that appraisal as part of our consideration of the Local Transport Plan.