§ Mr. Dhanda
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to require the extension of public consultation procedures when road traffic management procedures are proposed by local authorities. 
§ Mr. McNulty
Where traffic management schemes require traffic regulation orders under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the Local Authorities' Traffic Orders (Procedure) (England and Wales) Regulations 1996 (SI 1996/2489) apply to the making of such orders. Regulation 6 sets out who an order making authority should consult in particular cases. Otherwise it is a matter for authorities as democratically elected bodies to decide whom to consult in taking schemes forward. We have no current plans to amend the 1996 procedure regulations.