HC Deb 22 June 2004 vol 422 cc1313-4W
19. Bob Spink

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to relieve road congestion in the South East. [179628]

Mr. Jamieson

The road programme is on track to address major bottlenecks on the strategic road network. The Traffic Management Bill will give far greater powers to the Highways Agency and local authorities to minimise the disruption caused by road works. We are also working closely with local authorities on the next five year Local Transport Plan to develop effective strategies and measures to address local congestion in including the need to improve public transport and widen travel choice.