HC Deb 17 October 1994 vol 248 cc117-8W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what was the cost of the recent meeting of the Highways Agency management board in Tewkesbury; and if he will list the reasons for the meeting.

Mr. Watts

The chief executive and a number of senior agency managers held an off-site conference over three days at the beginning of May. Its purpose was to consider, in depth, strategic options for the future and how the agency could best organise itself to deliver the targets which it had been set. The cost was £2,926, including the cost of accommodating management consultants and others who attended for all or part of the discussions.