§ Mr. Hill
[holding answer 12 March 2001]I have asked the Chief Executive of the Highways Agency, Mr. Tim Matthews, to write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Tim Matthews to Mr. Norman Baker, dated 15 March 2001:I have been asked by the Transport Minister, Keith Hill to reply to your question about the amount spent on work relating to the possible improvements of the A27 Lewes to Polegate and the A27 Polegate bypass between 1 January 1989 and 31 March 1994.As John Kerman explained in his letter of 27 February, unfortunately financial records maintained prior to the establishment of the Highways Agency in April 1994 do not allow us to readily identify details of spend on individual schemes. We cannot therefore isolate sufficient information to give you an aggregate figure for spend before that date.