§ Mr. Denham
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what are the total costs incurred to date by his Department in the legal action against Twyford Down protesters. 
§ Mr. Watts
This is an operational matter for the Highways Agency. I have asked the chief executive to write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Lawrie Haynes to Mr. John Denham, dated 21 March 1995:As you know, the Minister for Railways and Roads, Mr John Watts, has asked me to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking the Secretary of State for Transport, what are the total costs to date by his Department in the legal action against Twyford Down protestors.The total cost of legal fees to date in connection with action against trespassers on the M3 construction site is approximately £276,000 inclusive of VAT.