asked the Secretary of State for Transport if the contract for the repair of the M6 motorway between junctions 5 and 6 in summer 1982 provided for the payment for the removal of material to be related directly to either the weight or the volume of material removed.
Payment for the removal of road surfacing material was on the basis of a price per square metre. The estimated average thickness was indicated and the question of any adjustment to the price for deviations from this average is a matter which will be considered by the engineer to the contract under the terms of the contract.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what was the reason for the road works on the northbound carriageway of the M6 motorway between junctions 5 and 6 on Friday 19 November.
The road works on 19 November 1982 were to replace a small area of defective surfacing within the contract maintenance period and at the contractor's expense.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what length of the northbound carriageway of the M6 motorway between junctions 5 and 6 was repaired during the summer of 1982 pursuant to the contract awarded by his Department on 28 April 1982 to R. M. Douglas Construction Ltd.; what volume and weight of material was removed during the course of the contract; and if this amount was different from that which was expected to be removed.
The length was 2½ kilometres—1·5 miles. The other information is not readily available. I shall write to the hon. Member about it.