Clause 57 - Highways for which Secretary of State is highway authority

Part of High Speed Rail(London - West Midlands) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 3 March 2016.

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Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) 2:30, 3 March 2016

Clause 57 relates to highways for which the Secretary of State is the highway authority—the strategic road network springs immediately to mind. It provides that the powers conferred on the nominated undertaker with respect to works may be exercised in relation to roads under the responsibility of the Secretary of State, subject to his agreement. Subsection (2) states that the Secretary of State can impose conditions in such an agreement.