§ Lord Baker of Dorking
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will place in the Libraries of both Houses any correspondence that they have had with the Highways Agency about the A27 since 4 August 2003. [HL1888]
§ Lord Davies of Oldham
Correspondence from the Highways Agency is internal departmental correspondence and contains policy advice to Ministers. As such, it would be contrary to Part II of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information to place such correspondence in the House Libraries.
Ministers have recently reached a decision on the proposals for improvement to the A27 Southerham to Beddingham. Details of this announcement are available on the DfT website. A copy of the preferred route decision letter will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses as soon as this is available. Further work is in progress on options for improvements to other parts of the A27 and local consultation will be carried out before decisions on the way forward are taken.