HC Deb 07 December 1971 vol 827 c291W
Mr. Ashton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will provide the British Broadcasting Corporation with more specific details of motorway closures instead of such imprecise information as, in Bedfordshire; and whether he will arrange to exhibit signs to motorists during motorway closures stating at what junction the motorway re-opens.

Mr. Sharples

I have been asked to reply.

It is for the police to decide what information to provide on each occasion. It may be better to let motorists know the area to avoid than to give details of a temporary diversion which may have to be changed without notice. I understand from my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment that signs are to be erected at all entry and exit points telling drivers in emergencies the route to the next junction.

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