§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to increase the use of porous asphalt for road surfacing motorways and A roads. 181W
§ Mr. Watts
I have asked the chief executive of the Highways Agency to write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Lawrie Haynes to Mr. Martin Redmond, dated 23 January 1996:As you know, the Minister for Railways and Roads, Mr. John Watts, has asked me to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to increase the use of porous asphalt for road surfacing motorways and 'A' roads.The Highways Agency has developed with industry a general specification to permit the use of porous asphalt. Its adoption is encouraged where conditions are suitable and where the benefits can be shown to outweigh the higher costs associated with its use.