HC Deb 15 November 1967 vol 754 cc112-3W
53. Mr. Turton

asked the Minister of Transport how many accidents have taken place in the twelve months ended 11th August, 1967 on the three-mile stretch of the A19 between Knayton cross-roads and the end of the restricted area north of Thirsk; how many persons have lost their lives in these accidents, and how many have been injured; and what steps she is taking to reduce the number of accidents on this section of the A19.

Mr. Carmichael

There were 34 accidents, in which four people lost their lives and twenty were injured. I am very concerned about this and the possibility of additional safety measures in the meantime is now being examined as a matter of urgency.

An improvement between Knayton and the proposed Thirsk by-pass to dual carriageway standards has already been programmed and work should start next year.