§ Mr. David Porter
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will make a further announcement on implementation of those proposals in the White Paper "Roads to Prosperity," which apply to roads in Suffolk and Norfolk.
§ Mr. Atkins
[holding answer 6 November 1989]: My right hon. Friend expects to publish a roads report later this year, setting out in a little more detail the schemes in the expanded road programme.
He has announced his decision that the A11 Thetford bypass in Norfolk, currently under construction, is to be built now entirely to dual carriageway standard. This is the first of many major improvements that will come out of the expanded road programme.
We are pressing ahead with the appointment of design agents for our new schemes and studies. We recently announced details of the appointments made so far of consultants and agent authorities to prepare 53 new road schemes and seven new studies. Further announcements on the remaining schemes will be made over the next few months.