§ Mr. Forrester
asked the Minister of Transport what further investigations have been made into possible reasons for the high accident rate on the Cheshire section of the M6, and particularly into the possible existence of a magnetic force which may affect the speed of vehicles and thus be a contributory factor; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Swingler
Accident figures on motorways do not indicate that the rate on the M6 in Cheshire is appreciably higher than the average; consequently no special investigation has been made. We have no evidence of a magnetic force which could affect the speed of vehicles. I will gladly examine any evidence put to me.