§ Mr. Darling
Road maintenance is an ongoing activity for highway authorities, with new schemes starting or completing on time. The Department does not keep central records of what works are planned or are in progress other than for the Highways Agency. Other maintenance is a matter for individual highway authorities.
§ John Thurso
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the eight major schemes listed in the Highways Agency's business plan for 2004–05 1255W scheduled to start in this financial year will proceed according to timetable following publication of The Future of Transport. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
Five of the schemes listed in the Highways Agency's business plan—A 14 Rookery Crossroads grade separated junction, A249 Iwade-Queenborough Improvement, A47 Thorney Bypass, A5 Weeford-Fazeley Improvement and A63 Melton Grade Separated Junction—have already been given approval to start works in the current financial year. Decisions on the other three schemes will be taken shortly.