HC Deb 17 May 1999 vol 331 cc243-4W
Mr. Sayeed

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what assistance the Government are giving towards the Luton north bypass. [83142]

Ms Glenda Jackson

The Luton Northern Bypass 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.

In the Trunk Road Review, the A5 Dunstable Bypass and the Ml Junction 6A-10 Widening were included in the London to South Midlands Multi-Modal Study— which is in Tranche 2 of the study programme starting in 2000–01. The study will address a range of issues including motorway congestion, development pressures, the contribution made by a shift to other modes of transport and access to major urban areas such as Luton and Dunstable.