HC Deb 24 February 1965 vol 707 cc105-6W
62 and 63. Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Transport (1) if he is aware of the satisfaction caused by the decision to plant 60,000 trees along the M.2 motorway now under construction in Kent; if he is aware of the concern arising from the absence of any information about the provision of public conveniences; and if he will make a statement, giving details of what is to be done in this respect;

(2) in view of the regrettable state of affairs to be found during the summer months in recent years at lay-bys on the A.2 trunk road between London and the Channel ports, because of the absence of public conveniences, what action he is taking to ensure that this state of affairs ends as soon as possible.

Mr. Tom Fraser

I am glad to know of the satisfaction about the tree planting along the M.2.

I am aware of the concern about the state of many lay-bys on the A.2 and other trunk roads in the summer months. As I told my hon. Friend on 20th January, I am in touch with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government about this difficult problem. I have asked my trunk road agent authorities to make a special drive to provide, in time for the summer holiday traffic this year, better sign-posting of existing public conveniences within reach of trunk roads. This should help.

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