HC Deb 18 November 1970 vol 806 cc406-7W
61. Dame Patricia Hornsby-Smith

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what precautions are taken to ensure that resurfaced trunk roads are properly compacted before being reopened to traffic.

Mr. Michael Heseltine

Maintenance of trunk roads is undertaken on my behalf by local highway authorities who, with my agreement, adopt specifications and standards of work which provide for adequate compaction of resurfaced roads before they are reopened to traffic.