HC Deb 27 March 1995 vol 257 c508W
Mr. Keen

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport who is responsible for co-ordinating road openings by local authorities, utilities and the Highways Agency. [15510]

Mr. Watts

The duty of co-ordination, under the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, falls on the relevant street authority—the Highways Agency, on behalf of the Secretary of State, for motorways and trunk roads, the local highway authority for all other roads maintainable at public expense, and the street managers for private streets. The duty extends to co-ordination with other street authorities when the works affect roads for which those authorities are responsible.