HC Deb 16 February 1955 vol 537 cc365-6
20. Mr. Speir

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation how many road traffic accidents occurred on the experimental surface on the Dumfries—Carlisle, A75, road opposite Rockhall Mains Farm in 1952, 1953 and 1954; and how many claims against his Department have been made as a result of such accidents.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

This length of road has not had an experimental surface. Accidents on it involving personal injury were five in 1952, 6 in 1953 and one in 1954. There was one claim against my Department in 1953.

Mr. Speir

Is my right hon. Friend aware that there is a notice at this junction of roads saying that it is an experimental surface?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Perhaps my hon. Friend will put down that question, because my information is that, whatever the notice says, it is not.