§ Mr. Truswell
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions which current proposals for road schemes in excess of 30 kilometres in length are(a) in the targeted programme for improvement, (b) recommended by multi-modal studies and (c) supported in local transport plan settlements. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
I have been asked to reply.
There are no road schemes in excess of 30 km in length in the targeted programme of improvements, nor have any local authority schemes of this length been fully or provisionally approved since local transport plans were introduced in 1999. The West Midlands to North West multi-modal study has recommended on-line widening of the M6 between junctions 11a and 19 (a distance of 81 km). The north/south movements in the East Midlands multi-modal study as recommended on-line widening of the Ml between junctions 21 and 28 (40 km). Neither recommendation includes new sections of road.