§ Mr. Norris
This is an operational matter for the Highways Agency. I have asked the chief executive to write to the hon. Member.
Letterfrom Lawrie Haynes to Ms Mildred Gordon, dated 10 May 1994:
PROPOSED THIRD RIVER CROSSING AT BLACKWALLSteven Norris has asked me to write to you in response to your question in the House about progress on the proposals for a third crossing at Blackwall.As you know, considerable concern was expressed about the environmental implications of the bridge option when we held a public consultation on the proposals for this scheme. A good deal of thought has to be given to the response to these before the way forward with this scheme can be decided.121WI have received no formal proposals from construction companies, although there have been informal discussions. These include some which raise the possibility of private finance. If any of these ideas are developed further and brought to my attention, I will include them in the report on the public consultation which I will be submitting to the Secretary of State.I hope this is helpful.