HC Deb 17 July 2001 vol 372 cc98-9W
Mr. Malins

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions when he will publish the timetable for decision making and the subsequent development and execution of plans to resurface the M25. [4562]

Mr. Jamieson

I have asked the Chief Executive of the Highways Agency, Mr. Tim Matthews, to write to the hon. Member.

Letter from Tim Matthews to Mr. Humfrey Malins, dated 17 July 2001: The Transport Minister, David Jamieson, has asked me to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about plans to resurface the M25. The Highways Agency have published a leaflet giving advance notice of roadworks, including resurfacing, on the M25 motorway. The leaflet, which is updated quarterly, is widely available and currently covers the period July to September 2001. A copy is enclosed and copies have been placed in the Library. The trunk road network is regularly monitored by the Highways Agency who will continue to make maintenance a priority over the next 10 years, with a maintenance programme of around £7 billion between 2001–10. If you would like more details: Peter Rix in the Agency's Dorking Office will be able to help. His telephone number is 01306 878356.