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Road Traffic

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 19 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Traffic Management Act 2004 in reducing congestion in each Government office region. (141047)

A research commission to assess parts 2, 3 and 4 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 commenced on the 4 June 2007, and where appropriate results will be presented by Government office region.

An assessment of how local traffic authorities performed their network management duties (part 2 of the Act) was conducted in 2006, the results of which are still to be finalised.

In April 2007 an assessment took place following the deployment of the Traffic Officer Service (part 1 of the Act). Results of the assessment are yet to be published.