HC Deb 27 January 1975 vol 885 cc21-2W
Mr. Hooson

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will consider the provision of bilingual road signs with the Welsh place name being set in a different background, i.e., red or green, and the English place name against a different background, i.e., black or white, so as to reduce the need to consider the safety factor involved in putting Welsh place names on top.

Mr. John Morris

Experiments by the Transport and Road Research Laboratory have failed to show that different colour systems would reduce the difference in reading time when Welsh is put on top. A system of different colour combinations is already used to distinguish classes of sign, and further variations would lead to confusion.