HC Deb 06 March 2002 vol 381 c380W
Chris Grayling

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he plans to privatise the main road network. [40286]

Mr. Jamieson

Private companies have had an important role in road building and maintenance for many years and the 10-year plan assumes that around 25 per cent. of new investment by value will be funded by the private sector. However there are no plans to transfer ownership of the road network to the private sector.