HC Deb 06 December 1979 vol 975 c341W
Mr. Roy Hughes

asked the Minister of Transport what effects he anticipates in the accident involvement of goods vehicles due to the reduction of road maintenance standards on local authority roads.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

There is no objective evidence of any clear trend towards widespread deterioration in road conditions. But in any event I am confident that road safety will always be a major factor in the way local highway authorities determine priorities within their transportation budgets.