Will my right hon. and learned Friend agree that the range of costs indicated would be met many times over in the prevention of loss of life and damage to livestock which arise when cattle have to be driven across dual carriageways?
Yes, Sir. When farms are severed by new roads it is standard practice to consider whether the two sections should be joined by an underpass or an over-bridge. I know of my hon. Friend's interest in this matter, because he wrote to me on behalf of his farmers, and I shall be replying to his letter very soon.