HC Deb 16 June 1988 vol 135 cc254-5W
Mr. Forth

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give the expenditure by his Department on temporary markings on motorway roadworks for(a) temporary white lines, (b) temporary studs, (c) lane directional arrows and (d) blacking out, for the latest three years for which figures are available.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

This information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Mr. Pawsey

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the traffic density on British motorways; and what are the comparable figures in Germany, France and Italy.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

The latest available estimates are:

Country Year Average Daily Flow of Vehicles per 24 hours on Motorways (thousands)
Great Britain 1985 36.4
Great Britain 1987 40.8
Germany 1985 31.3
France 1985 15.7
France 1987 18.2

Comparable data are not available for Italy.