§ Mr. Anderson
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what detailed amendments to the law on the adoption of private streets he is considering; and when he intends to bring forward legislation;
(2) whether he intends to review and simplify the working of the private street works code to reflect experience of the Highways Act 1980 and subsequent Scottish law.
§ Mr. Chope
I have been asked to reply.
After a review in 1983 of private street works law for England and Wales, it was decided to maintain both the principle of frontager liability and the arrangements for the adoption of private streets. Some minor amendments may be necessary in the future. Private street works law in Scotland is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland.