HC Deb 04 April 2001 vol 366 c227W
12. Mr. Paterson

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he last met the First Secretary to discuss trunk roads in Wales. [155503]

Mr. Hanson

Welsh trunk roads are a matter for the National Assembly for Wales, in discussion with the lead Whitehall Department in cases where decisions affect communities on the English/Welsh border.

Although my right hon. Friend has regular discussions with the First Minister on transport issues and I have regular meetings with the National Assembly Minister for the Environment and Transport, we would only become directly involved in trunk road matters if we were asked to intervene to help resolve a difficulty.