THE OPTION A for a new Thames Crossing is still on the table says the Secretary of State for Transport.
The official answer came after MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock tabled a written parliamentary question.
The question was: "To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Option A for a new Lower Thames Crossing is still (a) included in the consultation and (b) considered by his Department to be a viable option. (28401)
The answer from Andrew Jones was:
"In July 2014, the Secretary of State for Transport announced the next steps for delivering a new Lower Thames crossing. This led to Highways England launching a public consultation on its proposals that started on 26 January 2016.
"I can confirm that Option A is included within the consultation and remains an option for consideration. I would encourage all local communities and businesses to provide their views before the end of the consultation on the 24 March 2016.
The answer was submitted on 02 Mar 2016 at 11:27.