§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department 105W on how many occasions in the year 1970 was the M1 motorway closed or partially closed to traffic for any part of the section between Kegworth in Leicestershire and Pinxton in Nottinghamshire as a result of fog, serious accident or other emergency; and how this total compares with the average number of closures or partial closures per mile over the motorway system as a whole in that year.
§ Mr. Sharples
The north-bound carriageway was closed on two occasions, and both carriageways on one occasion. The other figures necessary for the comparison requested are not readily available.