§ Mr. Roger King
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will consider the inclusion on motorway road signs alongside the miles to destination the kilometre equivalent.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
No decision has been taken about a change to the metric measurement of distances in this country although in accordance with EEC directive 80/181 this is to be reviewed by 31 December 1989. Parliament will be consulted before any decision is taken. Meanwhile my right hon. Friend has no plans to introduce dual signing of distances.