HC Deb 15 March 2001 vol 364 c681W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to the answer of 27 February 2001, Official Report, column 630W, on the A27, what the aggregated expenditure was on the two schemes between 1 January 1989 and 31 March 1994. [153443]

Mr. Hill

[holding answer 12 March 2001]I have asked the Chief Executive of the Highways Agency, Mr. Tim Matthews, to write to the hon. Member.

Letter from Tim Matthews to Mr. Norman Baker, dated 15 March 2001: I have been asked by the Transport Minister, Keith Hill to reply to your question about the amount spent on work relating to the possible improvements of the A27 Lewes to Polegate and the A27 Polegate bypass between 1 January 1989 and 31 March 1994. As John Kerman explained in his letter of 27 February, unfortunately financial records maintained prior to the establishment of the Highways Agency in April 1994 do not allow us to readily identify details of spend on individual schemes. We cannot therefore isolate sufficient information to give you an aggregate figure for spend before that date.