HC Deb 15 December 1971 vol 828 c434
6. Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will seek powers to give directions to local highway authorities concerning the repair and upkeep of pavements.

The Under-Secretary of State for the Environment (Mr. Michael Heseltine)

No, Sir.

Mr. Janner

Is the hon. Gentleman aware of the deplorable state of pavements in various parts of the country, particularly in Leicester? Does he not agree that with winter approaching this is a particular hazard to elderly people? Will he not do something to enable local authorities to fix pavements and not merely roads?

Mr. Heseltine

The local authorities have all the powers they need and I suggest that the hon. and learned Member gets in touch with them.