§ Mr. McCrindle
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the current state of progress on the proposed Dartford to Thurrock bridge.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
Dartford River Crossing Limited plans to begin construction of the bridge on 1 August if the Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Bill receives Royal Assent by 30 June. The bridge is expected to be complete by early 1991.