§ Mr. Channon
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the local authorities which have not adopted section 2 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.
§ Mr. Key
[holding answer 1 March 1994]: This provision requires any person erecting scaffolding on or above a highway to be authorised by a licence issued by the highway authority. We are not aware of any highway authority which is not complying with this requirement; detailed information could be assembled only at disproportionate cost.
If my right hon. Friend has a particular concern he may care to write to me.