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Road Schemes (Public Inquiries)

Volume 928: debated on Wednesday 23 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if the Leitch Committee on Trunk Road Assessment will consider the methods of assessing road schemes by inspectors at public inquiries; and, in particular, whether provision should be made for the presence of technical assessors.

No, this is not within its terms of reference. An inspector takes all relevant matters into account and assessors can be appointed when this is considered necessary.