§ Mr. Matthews
asked the Minister of Transport how many accidents have been reported at the crossing of the Lichfield-Stonebridge road, A.446, and the Coles-hill-Water Orton road, B.4417, in each of the three years prior to the removal of the traffic island at Beggars Well, and in the period since then.
§ Mr. Marples
The small roundabout at Beggars Well was removed to permit the dual carriageways on A.446 to be carried through this intersection. Although the junction was given excellent visibility, the number of accidents causing injury at this point has increased from one in the three-year period before the works were carried out to ten in the last three years. A close study of the situation, including an analysis of the accidents, is being made to try to establish both the cause of the increase and what effective and practical remedy might be applied.