§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether, following the settlement with the contractors who built the midland link motorways he has had any discussions with the consulting engineers who supervised the work.
§ Mrs. Chalker
I am pleased to be able to announce that following negotiations we have reached a satisfactory settlement with the consultants, without admission of legal liability on their part. The consultants' willingness to reach agreement reflects a responsible attitude which will help to sustain their reputation at home and overseas.