§ Mr. Home Robertson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish information on the volume and speed of traffic on the A1 road in East Lothian for the last 10 years.
§ Mr. Ancram
The following table provides the most up to date information available on vehicle counts on various sections of the A1 trunk road in East Lothian:
Vehicles per day Cockburnspath to Dunbar August 1975 5,922 August 1978 6,706 August 1979 6,353 October 1984 4,892 Dunbar to Haddington August 1975 9,137 August 1979 11,315 June 1981 6,356 Haddington to Macmerry August 1976 10,676 August 1979 11,439 Tranent to Wallyford August 1975 14,481 August 1977 12,489 Wallyford to East Musselburgh August 1978 17,832 October 1980 18,217
There is no recording of the speed of traffic on the A1 except for ad hoc measurements, for example to assess the need for speed limits.