HC Deb 15 December 1971 vol 828 c98W
51. Mr. Allason

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects that gantry signals on the southern end of the M1 will be operational; and if he will make a statement about the delay in providing them.

Mr. Michael Heseltine

The present temporary emergency warning signals over the whole length of the M1 are being progressively replaced by computer-controlled signals. These are already operational on the M1 in Yorkshire, and I expect that the gantry signals at the southern end of the M1 will be operational by mid-1972. Delays have been caused by technical problems.