§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his reply of 21 December 1989,Official Report, column 364, if he will state by what means his Department ensures the careful programming and traffic management arrangements of works on its own roads.
§ Mr. Atkins
[holding answer 8 January 1990]: The Department oversees works carried out by its agents and seeks to ensure co-ordination in the timing and method of works. It issues departmental standards and guidance to agents on the safe design and method of carrying out works.