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Liaison Officer, Eastern Road Construction Unit

Volume 961: debated on Wednesday 31 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what are the criteria by which the eastern road construction unit liaison officer decides to advise interested parties of progress on proposed motorway construction projects;(2) why the liaison officer at the eastern road construction unit has refused to allow a group of residents at Heronsgate to be put on his mailing list; if he will investigate the matter; and if he will make a statement;(3) if he will specify which people and groups the eastern road construction unit liaison officer liaises with; and if he will make a statement;(4) if he will define the duties of the liaison officer at the eastern road construction unit for the north orbital motorway from Maple Cross to Denham.

The liaison officer aims to establish good relations on an individual basis with landowners, tenants and occupiers of land, houses, shops and other premises affected by the scheme, so that they may understand the way in which they, their homes and livelihoods could be affected by the published proposals. He also explains the procedures which the Department has to follow and endeavours to ensure that people are aware of their rights.He has already been in touch with individual residents of Heronsgate and has recently added their committee to his mailing list.