§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to reach a decision on the future of the Leeds local traffic area offices and other such offices; what representations he has received expressing opposition to the closure of local traffic area offices; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Atkins
In view of the reducing workload for traffic area offices, the organisation is under review. Decisions on individual offices will be based on the need to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the organisation as a whole. A number of representations have been received about particular offices and I have explained that decisions are expected after Easter.