§ Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has made a new agreement with ROSPA for its road safety work in England.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
I pay tribute to the work ROSPA has achieved in the past and to the challenge it has set for the future.
A new agreement has just been signed. It follows extensive discussion with ROSPA, and reflects ROSPA's new marketing-led, business-orientated approach to road safety. The views of the local authority associations have been taken into account. ROSPA has set itself ambitious but achievable targets for streamlining and improving cost-effectiveness. Grant for England will be for £530,000 in 1987–88 but will reduce as ROSPA achieves its longterm plans. Additional grant will continue to be available for specific activities which offer good value for money.