§ 19. Mr. David Steel
asked the Minister of Transport if, in view of the continually increasing traffic, he will encourage the carrying out of more road work at night, and so help to relieve daytime congestion.
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
I am aware of the need to minimise traffic congestion caused by road works. But, in addition to other objections, more general night work would add substantially to their cost.
§ Mr. Fraser
The cost is quite an important factor, but there are other objections. There is the constant objection to night work of this kind made by residents, who complain about the noise occasioned by the work that is going on and by the traffic which is engaged for the purpose of that work.