§ Mr. Baldry
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the timetable for the proposed improvements of the A43/M40/B430. 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
The A43/M40/B430 improvement scheme is part of the South Midlands Network project which was included in tranche 2 of the DBFO projects announced by the previous administration last year.
Tenders were invited on 4 March but tenderers have been advised to suspend work in view of the announcement of our intention to carry out a strategic review of the Trunk Roads. Some projects, including this one, will be the subject of an accelerated review which is expected to be completed in July. You will appreciate that I cannot say what the outcome will be for this scheme.