§ Dr. Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what consultations he has recently had with North Yorkshire and Humberside county councils concerning maintenance of the M62 motorway; and which sections of the motorway were discussed.
§ Mrs. Chalker
My Department has regular consultations with Humberside county council about the length of M62 motorway east of junction 34, for which it is maintaining agent. In addition, some discussions took place at a technical level earlier this year with officers of a number of local authorities, including North Yorkshire and Humberside county councils, about possible future arrangements for the maintenance of motorways, including M62 motorway in West Yorkshire, following abolition of the metropolitan county councils.