HC Deb 22 July 1959 vol 609 c116W
21. Mr. John Hall

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what consultations he has had with the motoring associations, the hotel and catering industry, and other interested bodies, about the provision of suitable places of refreshment on the new motorways; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Watkinson

During the last four years I have, as necessary, consulted the motoring organisations and bodies representative of the hotel, catering and road transport interests and, in the light of their advice, I prescribed minimum catering requirements for service areas. The proposals made to me by potential developers are now being considered. These go beyond the minimum requirements and should adequately cater for public needs.

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