HC Deb 18 April 1980 vol 982 cc737-8W
Mr. Dudley Smith

asked the Minister of Transport what was the reason for the decision to undertake major repairs to a bridge at the London end of the M1 motorway on Saturday 12 April; and what procedures were followed before the decision was taken.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Maintenance work on a bridge in Hertfordshire requires closure of M1 carriageways. Three consecutive weekends this spring were needed and the weekends between the Easter and May Day bank holidays were chosen to avoid disruption of holiday and weekday traffic.

Notification of the closure was given in late March and a traffic order was made on 10 April.

separately recorded, but the average weekly cost of custody in the types of establishments in which such a defaulter is likely to be held was as follows:

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