§ 44. Sir J. Mellor
asked the Minister of Transport what action he is taking to improve signposting upon roads for the benefit of long-distance traffic.
§ Mr. Barnes
The signposting of trunk roads is being brought up to an adequate standard as rapidly as possible. Local highway authorities are responsible for the signposting of other roads and are assisted by grants from my Department in respect of signs on classified roads. I have encouraged them to improve their signposting in accordance with the recommendations of the Departmental Committee on Traffic Signs, whose report was published in 1946. New signs are being put up at the rate of about 50,000 a year. During the past two years about 50 comprehensive route indication schemes have been prepared, and many of these are now in operation.