HC Deb 25 June 1971 vol 819 cc361-2W
Mr. James Hill

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will ensure that crash barriers are erected in the central reservation areas of the recently opened sections on the M3, since deaths have already occurred.

Mr. Michael Heseltine

Safety barriers are being erected on motorways in accordance with the phased programme which my hon. Friend announced on 16th December, 1970. as amended. The barriers will be provided on the Black-water—Lightwater section of M3 this financial year and other sections in 1973–74. There have been no deaths or serious injuries on the motor carriageways to date, although there has been a fatal accident on a slip road.—[Vol, 808, c. 353–4.]