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The Regional Aggregate Working Parties (RAWPs) were established in the mid-1970s to identify and consider likely regional problems in the supply of aggregates. They provide technical advice in relation to the supply of, and demand for construction aggregates (including for sand, gravel and crushed rock) to the Regional Assemblies/Regional Planning Bodies and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. They undertake annual monitoring of aggregates production, by type and use, and levels of permitted reserves, and every fourth year an expanded survey that includes data on transportation of aggregates and which allow levels of consumption of and, thus, demand for aggregates by region to be assessed.
Information provided below includes the Regional Aggregate Working Parties: Introduction, which provides details of the functions and role of the RAWPs, annual monitoring reports prepared by the RAWPs, minutes of meetings of the RAWPs and information on the role of the National Co-ordinating Group (NCG) and Technical Sub-Group (TSG) of the RAWPs.