HC Deb 15 January 1990 vol 165 c43W
Mr. David Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the British Broadcasting Corporation regarding the setting up and introduction of a national travel information service; what action he intends to take; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Atkins

I plan to visit the BBC travel unit next month. My predecessor and officials from the Department have had several discussions with the BBC and with others involved in the provision of travel information about ways of improving the co-ordination and dissemination of information. Our aim is to facilitate more economical and efficient road travel by improving the quality of information available to drivers both while planning journeys and while on the road.