HC Deb 01 December 1965 vol 721 c186W
64. Mr. Kershaw

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will now apply the lessons learnt from the passing white line experiment on the A.4 near Reading to the A.38 between Bristol and Gloucester.

Mr. Swingler

The experiment with offset double white lines on the A.4 will not be concluded before the end of this year. When we have assessed the results we shall be able to decide whether the system should be extended.

65. Mr. Kershaw

asked the Minister of Transport what is the cost, by the latest estimates, of painting white traffic lines on the A.38; whether he is satisfied with the methods of asking for tenders for this work; how many tenders have been asked for; whether he will publish the tenders received; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Tom Fraser

Costs are about Is. 10d. per yard painted. Eleven firms were invited to tender for 1965–66. It is not usual to publish details of tenders received. The County Surveyor of my agent authority is satisfied with the current arrangements and I have no proposals for amending them.