HC Deb 15 December 1971 vol 828 cc109-10W
94. Sir R. Russell

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has for improving safety on motorways in the light of recent multiple crashes in fog.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

The vital contribution is the one that drivers make if he is satisfied that the methods used in the cost/benefit study submitted to him of the Cambrian coast line are accurate and fairly represent both the cost and the benefit; what criticisms have been sent to him of such methods of cost/benefit study; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peyton

Some criticisms have been made to me of this study. In the present state of knowledge, the useful tool of cost/benefit analysis cannot be totally accurate and decisive, and allowance must be made accordingly. This I shall do