§ Mr. Brocklebank-Fowler
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if 197W he will itemise the road schemes under construction, programmed and in the preparation pool, together with costs and commencement dates where appropriate for the A17 between King's Lynn and Sutton Bridge and the A47 between King's Lynn and Wisbech.
§ Mr. Speed
Dates forecast for schemes in the preparation pool are dependent on the successful completion of statutory and other procedures, and on the availability of funds.
Following is the information:
Under Construction Tender Cost £000 Contract Let A47 King's Lynn Bypass 5,200 March 1972
Preparation Pool Forecast Contract Let Schemes estimated to cost less than approximately £½ million: A47 St. John's Highway Diversion 1974 Estimated to cost between approximately £½–£1 million: A47 Wisbech Bypass 1976 Estimated to cost between approximately £1–£2 million: A17 King's Lynn-Cross Keys End 1975
A further improvement of the A17 to the west of the county boundary between Cross Keys and Swineshead is currently the subject of a feasibility study.