§ Mr. Cohen
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his answer of 30 June,Official Report, column 703, if he will list the three other locations at which 717W arrangements have been made for the gathering of information about protestors; which agency was used; and what was the cost.
§ Mr. Key
This question relates to operational matters of the Highways Agency. I have asked the chief executive, Mr. Lawrie Haynes, to write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Lawrie haynes to Mr. Harry Cohen, dated 12 July 1994:I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the three other locations at which arrangements have been made for the gathering of information on protestors. This is a matter for which the Highways Agency is responsible.The trunk road schemes involved are the A12 Hackney Wick-M11 Link (Contract 4), the A11 Besthorpe-Wymondham scheme in Norfolk and the A4/A46 Batheaston Bypass in Avon.In all cases Brays Detective Agency have been used. Expenditure to date has been around £50,000 for the A12 contract, £450 for the All contract and £21,000 at Batheaston.
§ Mr. Key
As announced in Match of this year, the following 22 new contracts for schemes over £1 million are due to start in the current financial year. These are listed by Government office region:
- A19 Norton—Parkway Interchange Imp
- A1 Shotton Slip Road
- Al9 Arcot Hall—Moor Farm
- M6 J20–21A Bridge Renewal
- M66 Denton-Middleton Con 2
- M65 Blackburn Southern Bypass Con 2
- A568 Windnes Eastern Bypass South
- A66 Lamplugh Junction Improvement
Yorkshire and Humberside
- A621/M1 Link Road
- A59 Skipton to Low Lodge
- M1 J21–21A Widening Phase 1
- A564 Derby Southern Bypass and Derby Spur
- A564 Doveridge Bypass
- A50 Blythe Bridge—Queensway Phase 2
- M5 Junction 3–4 Lighting
- M40 J1A-3 Widening
- A1(M) Alconbury—Peterborough Con 1
- A13 Wennington—Mar Dyke Imp
- A428 Bedford Southern Bypass
- M25 J8–10 Widening
- A34 Chieveley/M4 J13 Imp
- A34 Newbury Bypass
- A249 Brielle Way
- M4 Junction 10 Lighting
- M40 Banbury Maintenance Compound
- A2 Lighting
- M27 Junction 4 Lighting
- M5 J18–19 Widening
- A30 Honiton—Exeter Imp
- Al2 Hackney—M11 Link Con 2
- Al2 Hackney—Mll Link Con 3
- A406 Silver Street—Fore Street Imp
The order in which these will start, and decisions on starts in future years is subject to the successful completion of statutory and contractual procedures, and availability of resources.
§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which road schemes have been authorised in the last 10 years which had a negative net present value; and which road schemes in the last 10 years have been rejected at the public inquiry stage or beyond, because they had a negative net present value.
§ Mr. Key
[holding answer 23 June 1994]: As the information requested relates to operational matters of the Highways Agency, I have asked the chief executive to write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Lawrie Haynes to Mr. Simon Hughes, dated 12 July 1994:I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about which roads have been authorised in the last 10 years which had a negative net present value, or had been rejected at public inquiry stage or beyond because they had a negative net present value.To the best of my knowledge, no road schemes have been authorised in the last 10 years which have a negative net present value. Neither have there been any road schemes rejected at public inquiry stage or beyond because they had a negative net present value.