HC Deb 15 January 1990 vol 165 c40W
36. Mr. Beith

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the road safety benefits which could arise from dualling of the A 1 throughout its length.

Mr. Atkins

Current traffic flows on the single carriageway sections of the A1 do not justify dualling throughout.

Road safety benefits are part of the criteria taken into account in the cost benefit analysis when decisions are made on which schemes to undertake. The safety and accident situation on the A1 in Northumberland, as with all trunk roads, is monitored continuously and checked.