§ Mr. Stephen Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether weighbridge sites for checkweighing lorries are to be provided (a) on the M25 or (b) elsewhere on the motorway system.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Yes. A weighbridge enforcement site should be completed at the Leatherhead Interchange, M25, this year. It is hoped to provide one at the M20/M25/A20 interchange at Swanley, Kent, at a later date. Other motorway sites in operation are as follows:478W
M62 (junction 24) —Ailney Top, Yorkshire M62 A627 (M) —Thornham, Lancashire M5/A449 —Warndon, Warwickshire M45/A45 —Dunchurch, Warwickshire M6 (between junctions 13 and 14) —Quinton, West Midlands M1 (junction 18) —Doxey, Staffordshire M1 (near junction 20) —Crick, Northamptonshire M4 (junction 24) —Lutterworth, Leicestershire M4 (A46) —Coldra, Gwent M1 (junction 14) —Tormerton, Avon M11 (junction 7) —Harlow, Essex M9/A54 —Craigforth, Stirling
Additionally, the following motorway sites are in the forward programme:
M1 (junction 36) —Tankersley, Yorkshire M180/A18 —Ermine Street, Lincolnshire M6 (junction 23) —Robb Lane, Cheshire M5/A373 —Sampford Perevell, Devon M1 —Haigh Roundabout, Yorkshire M61/A58 —Westhoughton, Lancashire M50 (junction 4) —Ross-on-Wye, Hereford