HC Deb 28 July 1983 vol 46 cc552-3W
Mr. Robert Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to strengthen the control over public utilities which fail satisfactorily to reinstate road surfaces after they have been opened.

Mr. Tom King

My Department is setting up a review of the Public Utilities Street Works Act 1950 and the associated model agreement and specifications. When that review is complete, I shall consider whether any changes are needed in the present arrangements for reinstatement after public utilities' works.