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Motorways (Construction)

Volume 977: debated on Tuesday 29 January 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport if he will name the county councils, including the Greater London Council, which act on behalf of the Government in the construction of motorways; which of the county councils named employ direct labour in the fulfilment of Government contracts; which county councils employ contractors; and if he will name in each case the contractor employed.

The design and supervision of construction of motorways is generally the responsibility of the Department's six road construction units. The only exception is one section of the M25 which was designed by the GLC, acting as agents for the Department, and for which that council is supervising the construction. In all cases the actual construction is carried out by private contractors selected as a result of normal tendering procedures.