§ 36. Mr. Higgins
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he is satisfied that there is sufficient co-ordination between the police and those responsible for erecting traffic cones to ensure that unnecessary delay is not caused to traffic when cones are left in place when no road repairs are being carried out.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Yes. I am satisfied that in general there is sufficient co-ordination on the roads for which my right hon. Friend is responsible. Although the passing motorist may not notice works being carried out in some coned-off areas of road, those carrying out the works are instructed only to use the cones necessary to protect motorists, workmen or working area.
I am taking special steps to ensure that instructions on lane limitations are carried out.