§ Mr. Ron Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether the informed debate on the regional highway traffic model is taking place as recommended by the Leitch committee; and when it took place and who has taken part in it to date.
§ Mr. Horam:
Such a debate on the regional highway traffic model project has occurred on four major occasions:
i. The Institution of Civil Engineers Transportation group meeting in London on 13th June 1978 on the particular aspect of car ownership forecasting.
ii. A two-day colloquium on 21st and 22nd June 1978 attended by 150 participants invited as leading practitioners and researchers in the field of highway and transportation planning, including chief or senior officers of county councils, consulting engineers and planners, heads of departments of universities and research establishments. Government officers and members of the Leitch committee.
iii. A full day meeting at the PTRC Education and Research Services Limited, annual summer meeting on 11th July 1978, at Warwick university for participants who applied to PTRC for places.
iv. A second colloquium on 31st October, 1st and 2nd November 1978 at the School 312W for Advanced Urban Studies, Bristol university attended by 23 participants invited in 23; personal capacity as active practitioners and researchers, in the field if highway and transportation planning.