§ 26. Mr. Rooker
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how his Department measures the finiancial cost of delays on motorways; and what is the figure for the latest year.
§ Mr. Atkins
There is no way of making accurate estimates of the overall cost of delays on motorways. The Department does, however, use computer programs to assess the cost of traffic delays on particular stretches of motorway under specific conditions.