HC Deb 04 May 1999 vol 330 c300W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what estimate he has made of the cost implications involved in ensuring that traffic lights within the UK are Year 2000 compliant. [82256]

Ms Glenda Jackson

There is no estimate of the cost implications involved in ensuring the Year 2000 compliance of traffic lights. Most are on local roads for which local highway authorities are responsible and costs are not available centrally. However, most of the equipment used at traffic lights has to have Statutory Type Approval, for which the Highways Agency are responsible. They have a budget of approximately £200,000 to establish the compliance of equipment in use and results are being made available to all highway authorities.