HC Deb 01 December 1965 vol 721 c1408
50. Mr. Kitson

asked the Minister of Transport if he is satisfied with the standard of equipment available for the rapid clearance of motorways and other major highways after serious road accidents have occurred; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Tom Fraser

I have no evidence to suggest that there is any deficiency in the equipment normally used to clear accidents on these roads.

Mr. Kitson

Will the right hon. Gentleman have discussions with his right hon. Friend the Home Secretary to ensure that there is some standard equipment available to the police and the fire brigade when they are called to serious accidents on motorways?

Mr. Fraser

My information is that the police and fire brigades are either properly equipped themselves, or are satisfied that equipment is available at garages with which they can get in touch at very short notice.