HL Deb 03 July 2002 vol 637 c48WA

Lord Higgins asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why the Written Answer by the Lord Macdonald of Tradeston on 18 June (WA83–84) regarding the blockage of the A2 road only answered one of the four points raised; and whether they will now reply to the other three. [HL4930]

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston

The section of the A2 inside London forms part of the Greater London Authority Road Network (GLRN)—now known as the Transport for London Road Network—and is the responsibility of the Mayor and Transport for London (TfL). The road has been closed at Blackheath since Sunday 7 April. Further information concerning the reopening of the road should be obtained from:

  • Peter Brown
  • Assistant Director Street Management Services
  • TfL Street Management
  • Windsor House
  • 42–50 Victoria Street
  • London SW1H OTL

The Government have not had detailed discussions with the relevant local authorities about this matter.

The Highways Agency manages the trunk roads and motorways in England. The GLRN was defined by powers contained in section 14A of the Highways Act 1980 (inserted by section 260 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999). Roads designated as part of the GLRN under this power thereby ceased to be trunk roads. The Government have no plans to resume responsibility for these roads.