HC Deb 17 December 2003 vol 415 c920W
Virginia Bottomley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when work will begin on the Hindhead Tunnel; and what the time scale for the project is. [143602]

Dr. Howells

Subject to the satisfactory completion of the Statutory Procedures and the availability of funds the A3 Hindhead scheme should be in a position to start construction in 2005 and the new road open to traffic in 2009.