Roads: Snow and Ice

Transport written question – answered at on 1 February 2010.

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Photo of Ben Chapman Ben Chapman Labour, Wirral South

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what representations his Department has received from (a) local authorities and (b) Royal Mail on the condition of road surfaces following the severe weather conditions in January 2010.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Department for Transport and Government regional offices have received six formal representations from local authorities about the condition of road surfaces following the severe weather conditions so far this winter. They are from Sheffield city council, North Yorkshire county council, North Tyneside Council, Southend-on-Sea borough council, Herefordshire council and Darlington borough council.

The Department has also received a representation from the Local Government Association.

Another authority, Peterborough city council, has contacted the consultants who have been engaged by the Department to advise authorities on preparation of claims under its emergency capital highway maintenance funding scheme.

No representations have been received from Royal Mail.

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