Transport Infrastructure: North-east England — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:52 pm on 23rd January 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Maddock Baroness Maddock Liberal Democrat 2:52 pm, 23rd January 2012

My Lords, given that Northumberland is a more dangerous place to drive in than London according to figures released by the BBC on 19 January-32 deaths per 10 million hours of driving, compared with 23 in London-will the Government prioritise the value of road safety in transport appraisal calculations? Also, given that single-carriageway A roads like the A1 in Northumberland have the most serious accidents, does that not strengthen the case for dualling particularly dangerous parts of the A1 such as the Mousen bends, especially as that scheme is ready to go?