§ Mr. Damian Green
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his latest estimate is of the cost to business of highway authority street works. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
The Department does not hold figures of the costs to business of highway authority works. However, it is important to minimise the disruption caused by works in the street, regardless of whether they are carried out by utility companies or by highway authorities, and this is reflected in the range of measures included in the Traffic Management Bill.