HC Deb 20 January 1965 vol 705 cc66-7W
72. Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Transport, in view of the increasing concern at the lack of public conveniences at lay-bys on trunk roads, and with the health menace that this presents, how long his Department has been considering this matter; with what result; and what organisations have made representations to him on this problem.

Mr. Tom Fraser

It is nine months since the Department received the County Councils Association's comprehensive report on conditions at trunk road lay-bys.

There have also been representations from other local authority associations, motoring organisations and farming interests.

I am in touch with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government about this difficult problem. We hope to arrange a further discussion with the local authority associations in the near future and will make known our conclusions as soon as possible after that. In the meantime I can add little to the reply given to my hon. Friend on 11th November.