HC Deb 24 February 2003 vol 400 c292W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the authorities in England who have the direct responsibility for gritting trunk roads; and what the authorities' new responsibilities are for gritting roads. [98556]

Mr. Jamieson

The operation and gritting of trunk roads in England is the responsibility of the Highways Agency.

In England there is no explicit statutory duty on a highway authority to remove ice, but we shall introduce one at a suitable legislative opportunity.