§ Mr. Watts
I have asked the chief executive of the Highways Agency to write to my hon. Friend.
Letter from Lawrie Haynes to Mr. lain Mills, dated 5 December 1995:As you know, the Minister for Railways and Roads, Mr John Watts, has asked me to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking the Secretary of State for Transport, if he has finalised his plans for the future of the M42 motorway in the constituency of Meriden.Following the recent review of the roads programme, we will be concentrating on the section of the motorway in the Meriden constituency ie between junctions 3A and 7, where the greater problems exist. In line with other decisions taken in the review the scheme will no longer contain provision for a fifth lane in each direction between junctions. In taking the scheme forward, we shall take into account the responses to public consultation in June 1994 on the full scheme. We shall also be considering the scope for other reductions in scale.