§ Mr. Paul Marsden
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on progress in respect of the A5 bypass for Nesscliff village, Shrewsbury. 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
[holding answer 19 May 1997]: The A5 Nesscliffe bypass was withdrawn from the national trunk road programme on 26 November 1996. As a result, all preparation work on the scheme ceased.