asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will place in the Library the current agency agreement his Department has with the West Midlands council in respect of the Midland link motorways.
I have placed in the Library a copy of the model agreement on which were based the agency agreements made with predecessor authorities and inherited by West Midlands county council.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has concluded his discussions with the West Midlands county council in respect of the agency agreement for maintaining the Midland link motorways referred to in the answer of 22 February, Official Report, c. 320 to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr; and if he will make a statement.
Discussions with officers of the county are nearing completion. I will make a further statement when I have considered their outcome.