HC Deb 07 May 1999 vol 330 cc476-7W
Mr. Laxton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what data he has collated on incidents of complete failure in service of lamp standards over the past three years. [83180]

Ms Glenda Jackson

There are no comprehensive central data collected on incidents where lamp standards have failed. Most are on local roads for which local highway authorities are responsible and maintenance details are not available centrally. The Highways Agency, who are responsible for trunk roads and motorways, keep a record of those reported by their Area Agents and, although there is no requirement, some on local authority roads. In the last three years, there have been three incidents recorded on motorway and trunk roads.