HC Deb 11 May 1999 vol 331 c104W
20. Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions by what criteria he determines which major road schemes are visited by Ministers.[82800]

Dr. Reid

Ministers decide whether to visit a major road scheme on a case by case basis, depending on their diary commitments. They make a judgment on whether seeing the site of a scheme for themselves would be sufficiently useful to make the visit worthwhile.