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Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff are tasked with assisting the ministerial design champion in his duties as such, broken down by grade. (164641)

Aesthetic considerations for Highways Agency structures and heritage issues are embedded within the project design procedures. Currently no members of the Highways Agency are dedicated to supporting my duties as the ministerial design champion, although a pay band eight structures engineer is the focal point for structural design aesthetics and a pay band seven environmentalist is the focal point for heritage issues.