HC Deb 18 December 1979 vol 976 cc176-7W
Mr. Bradford

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what will be the pay scales payable from January 1980 for those civil servants in the Northern Ire land Department of Agriculture who are also lecturers, senior lecturers, readers and professors in the faculty of agriculture at Queen's University.

Mr. Giles Shaw

, [pursuant to his reply, 17 December 1979]: Civil servants in the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland who hold academic posts at Queen's University are paid according to their Civil Service grade as follows:

its length; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Monro

Two factors will contribute to a reduction in the number of road accidents involving deer in Richmond Park; traffic using park roads must drive slowly so that drivers have some chance of avoiding deer, especially at night, and the deer must be discouraged from crossing theroad.

The Department took steps six weeks ago to alert motorists to the hazard, and notices are prominently displayed at the Richmond and Kingston gates. I have increased the number of police cars patrolling the road between those gates in the early evening, which is the period when most deer have been killed.

Devices to discourage deer from crossing have been developed and have proved successful both in this country and in Europe. We are endeavouring to obtain a supply to use in the Royal Park. In the meantime we shall experiment with flashing yellow lights in the area around Ham Cross, which is the stretch of road on which most accidents occur. We do not intend to use these lights along the whole length of the road, as this could be confusing to drivers.