§ Sir John Farr
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what extra cost Leicester city council is to be required to meet in relation to the cost of removing houses built by the council on the Goodwood road part of the distributor road network.
§ Mr. Portillo
Leicestershire county council has not yet determined its preferred route for the Leicester eastern district distributor road from the city boundary to the A47. Therefore it is not certain whether houses owned by Leicester city council on Goodwood road would be affected. However if demolition were necessary, the county, and not the city, would be responsible for meeting the costs and those of replacement.