HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 c422W
Mr. Cryer

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with local authorities regarding road improvements for the movement of cruise missiles.

Mr. Pym

Discussions have already begun with the local authorities concerned on all aspects of the basing decision including the implications for the road system. I do not expect significant difficulty in the use of existing roads by the missile transporters. Any specific improvements which may be required will, of course, be a matter for my center hon. Friend the Minister of Transport.

Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of Statae for Defence if he intends to seek powers to exempt from the provisions of the Road Traffic Acts vehicles carrying cruise missiles during practice alerts and also during real alerts.

Mr. Pattie