§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Minister of Transport to what extent accidents, both fatal and non-fatal, have lately increased on the Epping New Road, A.11; to what factors he attributes this increase; and what provision has been made with the provision of lay-bys.
§ Mr. Marples
Personal injury accidents on the Epping New Road have not increased recently. There were 41 in the first 8 months of this year as compared with 61 in the comparable period last year and 51 the year before. The siting of the proposed lay-bys on this road is still causing difficulty. Further discussions with the Conservators of Epping Forest about sites between Wake Arms and Buckhurst Hill are to be held very shortly.