HC Deb 23 May 1985 vol 79 c532W
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.