§ Mr. Harrison
asked the Secretary of State for Transport on what dates his officials last carried out an annual inspection of each service station on the nine service stations between London and Leeds on the M1; and what was the conclusion of their inspection of the telecommunications systems at that time.
§ Mr. Ridley
The motorway service areas on the M1 between London and Leeds were inspected on the dates given in the following table:
Motorway service area Date Scratchwood 14 November 1984 Toddington 28 June 1983 Newport Pagnell 26 February 1985 Rothersthorpe 7 March 1984 Watford Gap 7 March 1984 Leicester Forest East 10 February 1983 Trowell 11July 1983 Woodall 4July 1984 Woolley Edge 4 July 1984
At all sites the telecommunications system were found to be satisfactory.
An inspection at Toddington has been deferred pending the completion of alterations. Those of Leicester Forest east and Trowell have been delayed due to a heavy volume of work in my Eastern regional office, but arrangements have been made for these sites to be inspected at an early date.