§ Earl Attlee
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether all the bridges supporting the Al4 near Huntingdon are rated for 44 tonnes; and, if not, what the limitations are; and [HL2562]
Whether an operator running at 44 tonnes under the Construction and Use Regulations is required to notify any highway or bridge authority of his intention to use the A14 near Huntingdon. [HL2563]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Lord Whitty)
This is an operational matter for the Highways Agency and I have asked the chief executive of the Highways Agency, Mr Peter Nutt, to write to the noble Earl.109WA
Letter from Ginny Clarke, Board Member, to Earl Attlee, dated 25 May 2000:
"The Minister for Transport has asked me to reply to your recent question about bridges supporting the Al4 near Huntingdon, and about vehicles running at 44 tonnes under the Construction and Use Regulations. You also wish to know whether operators of such vehicles are required to notify any highway or bridge authority of their intention to use the Al4 near Huntingdon.
"All bridges on the A 1 4 near Huntingdon are currently rated for 44 tonnes provided the vehicle is within the Construction and Use Regulations. Under these regulations, there are no notification requirements for vehicles running at 44 tonnes on the Al4 near Huntingdon."