§ Lord Monson
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What proportion of traffic-impeding roadworks in London, during the most recent three-year period for which statistics are available, were attributable to:
- (a) highways maintenance and improvements;
- (b) works on behalf of essential utilities (electricity, gas and water) or telephone systems; and
- (c) works on behalf of non-essential services (for example, cable television). [HL920]
§ Lord Whitty
This information is not held centrally in the form requested. The highway authorities and the utilities co-operate with each other within the framework of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991. In London, the Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee (HAUC) co-ordinates and monitors the activities of the utilities' street works. I will write to you to say what information is available in respect of the utilities' works.