§ Sir John Farr
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is his latest date for completion of the Al-M1 link road; and if he will advance his plans in this respect.
§ Mr. Chope
All remaining contracts are programmed to be let by the end of this year. The road should be completed by the end of 1993. Although this is subject to the effects of the action of the Society for the Preservation of the Field of the Battle of Naseby in fragmenting one plot within contract 2 into multiple ownership.
The position for each contract is as follows.475W
Actual start of works Programmed start of works Programmed/actual completion Contract 9: Thrapston to Brampton — November 1991 Summer 1993 Contract 10: Advance works for Railway Bridge on Kettering Northern Bypass April 1990 — November 1991