HC Deb 20 July 1977 vol 935 cc568-9W
52. Mr. MacGregor

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what arrangements he intends to introduce to enable local authorities and other interested parties to make representations on the road programme aspects of the White Paper on Transport Policy.

Mr. William Rodgers

Arrangements for consultation with local authorities are already well—established. We shall explore the idea of a new little NEDC which might, among other things, consider priorities for road schemes in the light of industrial needs. I do not think any additional machinery will be necessary for other groups. Present informal consultations work well.

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