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Motorway: Closures

Volume 497: debated on Thursday 22 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on how many occasions in the last 12 months an initial decision fully to close a motorway by a road policing officer has been overturned by a supervisor at the Highways Agency or Highway Authority. (294744)

No Highways Agency staff have the authority to overturn an instruction given by a police constable.

The Traffic Management Act 2004, Section 4 (1) states

“A traffic officer shall, when carrying out his duties, comply with any direction of a constable”.