HC Deb 17 March 1965 vol 708 cc278-9W
81. Mr. Ian Lloyd

asked the Minister of Transport what study he has made of the work on crash barriers done by the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Buffalo; and what estimate he has made of the cost of erecting such barriers on the more dangerous sectors of British motorways.

Mr. Tom Fraser

The Road Research Laboratory is well aware of this work and is itself carrying out intensive research on similar lines, including the experimental installation of barriers on the central reservation of M.1 and studies designed to ascertain the most economical type of barrier. These experiments are not yet complete. In the circumstances it would be premature to form an estimate of the cost of erecting barriers as suggested by the hon. Member.