§ 63. Mr. Osborne
asked the Minister of Transport what is the approximate cost of putting down cats'-eyes on roads; and if there is any financial reason why cats'-eyes should not be placed on all roads except the very minor ones.
§ Mr. Marples
The cost naturally varies considerably according to the width and layout of the road, but is normally between £60 and £170 per mile. There is no reason why cats'-eyes should not be used on all roads of traffic importance which are unlit or inadequately lit, but, except on trunk roads, for which I am the highway authority, the decision is that of the local highway authority. My Department makes a contribution to the cost on all classified roads.