HC Deb 29 January 1990 vol 166 cc52-3W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions took place between his Department and Westminister city council before the road surfacing work now taking place in Whitehall was commenced: and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Atkins

No discussions took place. Westminster city council, which is the highway authority for Whitehall, was under no obligation to notify my right hon. Friend before the resurfacing work started.