HC Deb 23 July 1980 vol 989 c290W
52. Mr. Hal Miller

asked the Minister of Transport what is his policy on county councils carrying out road works on an agency basis.

Mr. Fowler

County councils are presently my agents for over £300 million worth of trunk road construction and improvement schemes. I have no plans to change this arrangement. New schemes costing under £1 million will continue to be allocated to agents, and county councils may be awarded larger schemes where it clearly makes sense to do so.