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Houses of Parliament: Old Palace Yard

Volume 691: debated on Wednesday 25 April 2007

asked the Chairman of Committees:

What action is being taken to repair the damaged blockwork road sections in Old Palace Yard; and who will fund the work. [HL3316]

Discussions are being held with Westminster City Council to plan for the repair of the damaged blockwork road sections in Old Palace Yard during implementation of phase 3 of the Corus barrier scheme this year. Maintenance of the road in Old Palace Yard and the funding of associated costs are the responsibility of Westminster City Council.

asked the Chairman of Committees:

Whether the blockwork sections of road in Old Palace Yard were designed to carry the current levels of traffic. [HL3317]

The design of the blockwork used in Old Palace Yard exceeds the British Standard; however, the level of blockwork maintenance required is affected by the volume of traffic carried.