HC Deb 18 March 1993 vol 221 cc340-1W
Mr. Hendry

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the statutory consulation procedure between local authorities regarding the closure for repairs of principal highways connecting them.

Mr. Kenneth Carlisle

Under section 59 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, highway authorities are required to use their best endeavours to co-ordinate the execution of works of all kinds, including their own repair works, in roads for which they are responsible. The duty includes co-ordination with other highway authorities where works have an effect beyond the local authority boundary. There is no set procedure for co-ordination but advice is given in the code of practice on co-ordination which the Secretary of State has approved under the Act.