§ Mr. Jamieson
[holding answer 21 October 2002]: My Department issues guidance to highway authorities on the general principles of control by traffic lights, including where pedestrian facilities are provided. Guidance is contained in Technical Advice Notes TA/15/81 and TA/16/81, which are part of the Highways Agency's Design Manual for Roads and Bridges. Copies of these Technical Advice Notes have been placed in the Libraries of the House.
It is for individual highway authority to decide on the phasing of traffic lights on their roads, depending on the circumstances at each site where they are used.