§ Sir Neil Macfarlane
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport why the Al southbound carriageway was closed on the afternoon of 22 January south of the A605 interchange; what advance warning was given to the radio networks and motorists; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Atkins
The southbound carriageway was closed to deal with a chemical spillage from an overturned heavy goods vehicle. The closure lasted for three hours, during which a diversionary route was set up by the police. Local radio stations were informed.