§ Mr. Webb
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his answer of 27 April 1999,Official Report, column 90, if the work undertaken in 1998 on the A38 bridge over the M4 at Almondsbury was certified as meeting the requirements of the Highways Agency's specification, including the testing of materials.
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
Part of the works carried out on the A38 bridge over the M4 at Almondsbury in 1998 did not meet the required specification and they were rejected by the site supervisory staff appointed by the Highways Agency. The contractors are replacing the sub standard work at their own cost.