§ Mr. Boscawen
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will enable a senior inspector from the road research laboratory to give all possible help to the county highways authority in trying to achieve some immediate improvement in the conditions, without waiting for the long-term improvement, of the stretch of road A371 between the city of Wells and Rodney Stoke;
(2) how many accidents have taken place on the A371 between the city of Wells and Rodney Stoke in the last five years.
§ Mr. Michael Heseltine
If Somerset County Council, the highway authority34W for this principal road, desire help, the divisional road engineer is always prepared to assist.
The accident figures are not readily available and I will write to my hon. Friend when they have been obtained.