HC Deb 11 November 1999 vol 337 cc697-8W
Mr. Rendel

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (1) what assessment he has made of the causes of the fatal accident and fire on the M4 in Berkshire on 1 November; [98347]

(2) what estimate he has made of the cost to (a) public funds, (b) private individuals and (c) the private sector arising from delays resulting from the accident which closed the M4 in Berkshire on 1 November. [98348]

Mr. Hill

We would not like to make an assessment prejudging the Coroners verdict and this would, in any case, be a matter for the police.

The information needed to make a reasonable estimate of the costs arising from the accident is not available.

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