§ Mr. Lawson
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what he expects to learn from the Road Traffic and Travel Survey commissioned by his Department that was not known to the authors of "Transport Policy: A Consultative Document"; how many members of the public are to be interviewed in their homes; what will be the total cost of the survey; and if he will make a statement.
§ Dr. Gilbert
"Transport Policy: A Consultative Document" is concerned with national transport policy. The Road Traffic and Travel Survey now being undertaken will provide detailed regional information. The objective will be to obtain 50,000 interviews.
The total cost of the survey, including roadside interviews, is expected to be about £1,600,000. This survey will, for the first time, provide comprehensive regional data to a common standard and should reduce the need for future surveys.