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Roads: Snow and Ice

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 17 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he plans to take to assess the appropriateness of arrangements for stockpiling and distribution of salt and grit for use on roads in cold weather. (262242)

I refer the hon. Member to the Secretary of State for Transport's written ministerial statement of 12 March 2009, Official Report, columns 29-32WS, which advised that the UK Roads Liaison Group had been asked to review the lessons learnt in respect of the supply and stock holding of salt for use on roads during the recent period of adverse weather.