§ Mr. Roy Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is his policy in regard to fitting full-scale hard shoulders as distinct from hard verges on all-purpose roads in Wales.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
It is not our policy to provide full-scale hard shoulders on all-purpose roads in Wales. For all-purpose dual carriageways a 1 m hard strip is normally provided, while on all-purpose single carriageway roads the edge provision is normally a hard strip or a kerb and raised verge depending on the volume of traffic the road is expected to carry.