§ Mr. Roy Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action he has taken since the publication in November 1989 of the National Audit Office report on road maintenance and building.
§ Mr. Atkins
The Department has completed preliminary consideration of the recommendations made by the NAO and the accounting officer has given evidence to the Public Accounts Committee. It has already reviewed its quality control reporting procedures. The Department will decide whether further action is necessary when it has received and considered the committee's report.