HC Deb 02 July 1951 vol 489 c1882
21. Mr. Crouch

asked the Minister of Transport what will be the cost of the construction and erection of the eight 25 feet concrete columns carrying sodium-type lamps at the trunk road at Roundhouse roundabout at Sturminster Marshall.

Mr. Barnes

Tenders have not yet been obtained for this work, but I estimate that the cost of construction and erection of the eight columns, together with sodium-type lamps, will be £500 approximately. In addition, the cost of cable and switching connections will be about £400.

Mr. Crouch

On what grounds does the right hon. Gentleman feel justified in embarking on this great expenditure? Has he had a census made of traffic during the hours of darkness?

Mr. Barnes

No, but I want to inform the hon. Member that as a result of his series of Questions it is my intention to look further into this matter. I understand that this was a rather bad accident area before this reconstruction took place.