HC Deb 04 December 1996 vol 286 c657W
Mr. David Nicholson

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the letter from the Minister for Railways, Roads and Local Transport of 26 November on the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, if the development of a national training scheme, with standards of assessment and a certification system, has been subject to scrutiny under the Government's deregulation policy; and with what result. [7250]

Mr. Watts

No. The introduction of the qualifications regime under the Act was preceded by consultation with utilities and highway authorities. We intend to review the arrangements once the system is fully operational—after 5 August 1997.

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