asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the issue of Circular 282A (Roads), of 1929, has failed to induce highway authorities to make extensive use of non-slipping road-surface materials; and if he will now take steps to enforce the use of such materials with a view to minimising the risk of accidents?
My Divisional Road Engineers report that the method of surface treatment suggested in Circular No. 282 (Roads) is being generally followed by highway authorities and that there has been a marked improvement in the provision of non-skid road surfaces. We are, however, reviewing this matter in connection with the investigation of the circumstances and causes of road accidents. If my hon. Friend can draw my attention to particular cases, I will have inquiry made.