Amendment proposed (this day): 8, in clause 2, page 2, line 23, at end insert—
‘( ) Before appointing a strategic highways company the Secretary of State must consult all highways authorities in the area to be specified under section 1(a) responsible for roads in that area other than the roads specified under 1(b). This consultation must cover—
(a) the structure of the new organisation;
(b) the appointment of at least one non-executive director representing those authorities to the board of the new company; and
(c) any other matter which the Secretary of State deems relevant.”—(Richard Burden.)
I am satisfied that matters arising from the clause have been adequately debated. I therefore propose to put clause stand part to the Committee.