HC Deb 17 December 1979 vol 976 c78W
Mr. Jim Callaghan

asked the Minister of Transport if he is satisfied with the present standards of road maintenance in the Greater Manchester county.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

I am satisfied with the manner in which the county council, as agent authority, is maintaining the trunk roads and motorways for which my right hon. Friend is responsible. The standard to which local roads are maintained in the area is for the county council, as highway authority, to determine.