§ 43 and 44. Mr. Worsley
asked the Minister of Transport (1) what steps he is taking to ensure uniform standards of trunk road lighting throughout the country;
(2) whether he will seek powers to pay the full cost of trunk road lighting.
§ Mr. Marples
Under the present arrangements the recommendations of the British Standard Code of Practice for Street Lighting are generally followed by local lighting authorities and I am prepared to contribute half the cost of trunk road lighting, which is up to a standard recommended in the Code. But as I said in Answer to a Question on 1st July by my hon. Friend the Member for Leominster (Mr. Clive Bossom), we are alive to the need for some reform of the arrangements at present governing the lighting of both trunk and classified roads. The problem is a complicated one, but we are preparing proposals for discussion with the local authority associations.