HC Deb 25 November 1983 vol 49 c321W
Mr. Pawsey

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if, in view of the fact that aquaplaning is virtually impossible on properly designed concrete motorway, he will consider extending the use of concrete in motorway construction.

Mrs. Chalker

The danger of aquaplaning on highspeed roads is virtually eliminated by the provision of a properly textured road surface. This can be achieved equally well on both asphalt and concrete roads, and there is no reason to extend the use of concrete in motorway construction on this account.