HC Deb 26 January 1978 vol 942 c759W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many road traffic signs would have to be (a) entirely replaced and (b) partially modified if all such signs were to be bilingual in accordance with the Bowen Committee recommendations.

Mr. Barry Jones

There are more than 150,000 signs which in theory could be involved, but it is not possible to say, without disproportionate cost, precisely how many would need to be totally replaced or modified.

Mr. Gwynfor Evans

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is his estimate of the number and the cost of essential road signs in Wales which will have to be erected and lit separately in Welsh and English versions in accord with the Government's bilingual policy.

Mr. Barry Jones

It is not feasible to make a precise estimate, but in most instances information in both Welsh and English will be shown on the same sign mounting.