§ Mr. John Wells
asked the Minister of Transport, how many accidents have taken place in the last 12 months on the road A229 between Chatham and Maidstone; how many of these were at substantially the same place as previous accidents; and what steps she is taking to improve the road safety conditions.
§ Mr. Swingler
During the 12 months ending 30th April, 48 personal injury accidents have been reported on the A229 between Chatham and Maidstone, 31 of which occurred at substantially the same places as accidents in previous years. Most of these were at junctions with other318W roads. Kent County Council, the highway authority for this road, hope to carry out several improvement schemes in the course of the next year or so.