HC Deb 10 April 1987 vol 114 c453W
Mr. Shersby

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the rate of clearance of borough traffic orders by his Department; and how it compares with the clearance rate by the former Greater London council.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

An object of giving boroughs their own traffic management powers was to cut out wasteful delays. Boroughs have been making good use of their new freedom to get ahead speedily with local schemes to handle traffic more effectively and safely. Where orders have to come to this Department, they are cleared within a maximum of one month and generally far less. This compares favourably with the many months some GLC orders used to take.