§ Mr. Knox
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what steps are taken to secure uniformity in the maintenance of markings and signs on trunk roads and motorways; and what advice is given to local highway authorities about maintenance and uniformity of markings and signs on those roads for which they are responsible.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The Department has prepared, in consultation with local authorities, advice on the maintenance of road markings and signs. This advice is set down in the traffic signs manual (published by HMSO) and is equally applicable to both trunk roads, including motorways, and local authority roads.