HC Deb 12 February 1990 vol 167 c107W
63. Mr. Irvine

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate how many lane closure days have been saved by motorway lane rental contracts.

Mr. Atkins

Since their introduction in 1984 lane rental contracts on motorways in England have saved over 2,000 days of lane closures compared with estimates of the length of time the works would have taken under conventional contracts.