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Litter Collection On Motorway Network
15 January 2001
Volume 620
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asked Her Majesty's Government:What has been the total expenditure by the Highways Agency in the most recent year for which information is available on litter clearance from the motorways and trunk roads in England; and how much of this was paid to contractors and how much was spent on direct labour. [HL279]

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Although the Highways Agency is responsible for litter collection on the national motorway network I am afraid that information on costs is not held in a form which allows it to be disaggregated from other maintenance costs.

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will list the contractors at present holding contracts with the Highways Agency for the removal of litter from the motorways and trunk roads in England, indicating in respect of each contract the dates of starting and ending and the roads to be covered. [HL280]

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On motorways and the trunk roads listed in table A below, sweeping and cleaning are the responsiblity of managing agents who supervise term contractors, also employed by the Highways Agency. A map has been placed in the Library which, with table B below, shows the areas where the agents and contractors operate and the starting and ending dates of their contracts.