§ Mr. Michael Hamilton
asked the Minister of Transport why the electricity to light new roadsigns at Longbarrow on the A303 route will be brought by means of an overhead high-voltage line in the immediate vicinity of Stonehenge, in view of the fact that the Department of Public Building and Works and the Post Office have recently removed all poles and placed lines underground.
Mr. Bob Brown
The supply needs to be brought a distance of four miles and underground cables would cost about five times as much. The route for the supply line will not be nearer than a mile from Stonehenge. We are however looking into the matter further with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Public Building and Works and will write to the hon. Member.