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Roads: Snow and Ice

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the adequacy of supplies of salt and grit for use on the non-trunk road network; and what steps he plans to take to ensure that supplies are adequate. (255554)

[holding answer 9 February 2009]: The Government are working with local authorities and the Highways Agency to minimise the risk to public safety during this period of exceptional weather. We are collating information on current stocks in order to ensure effective distribution of available salt supplies and prioritise deliveries to those authorities most in need.