§ Mr. Edward Gardner
asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he intends to impose a speed limit and other safety measures to improve the safety of the stretch of the A59 road at Salmesbury where 31 serious and fatal accidents have happened since January 1979.
§ Mrs. Chalker
A reduction in the speed limit may not be the best answer to the problems occurring on this road. We have in hand arrangements for altering the lane markings and are actively and urgently considering whether anything else might be done to make conditions on the road safer. I shall be writing to my hon. Friend in more detail in a few days.