§ Lord Hogg of Cumbernauld
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether arrangements exist for dialogue between them and the Scottish Executive on the roadbuilding programme in Scotland and England, where such roads are important to the economy of the United Kingdom as a whole. [HL3306]
§ Lord McIntosh of Haringey
Trunk roads within Scotland are a devolved issue, and a matter for the Scottish Executive. Cross-border issues are addressed through dialogue and discussion between the Government, their agencies and the Scottish Executive.
An example of this is the A1 route action plan under the auspices of the A1 Steering Group, whose membership includes the Scottish Executive, the Highways Agency, local authorities and police from both sides of the Border.