§ Mr. Stanley
asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what criteria are used by his Department in deciding whether to install a crash barrier along the central reservation of motorways and other roads for which his Department is responsible;
(2) whether central reservation crash barriers (a) are now constructed on all new motorways and (b) are being erected on all existing motorways where not already in place.
§ Mr. Horam
Guidance on the provision of central reserve barriers is contained in a departmental memorandum, and I am sending the hon. Member a copy. On all-purpose roads each case is judged on its merits. All new motorways are provided with central reserve barriers on opening. Only 33 miles of existing motorways do not have them and there are no plans to provide them.