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Road Accidents

Volume 454: debated on Tuesday 5 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions the (a) A10, (b) A406, (c) A40, (d) M4, (e) M25, (f) A1, (g) A103, (h) A105, (i) A503, (j) A109, (k) A1055, (l) A41, (m) A1010, (n) A504 and (o) A1201 have been closed as a result of (i) accidents involving heavy goods vehicles and (ii) other accidents in each of the last five years. (106845)

Within the Greater London Authority (GLA), Transport for London and the London boroughs are responsible for the majority of the road network.

The following table gives available information on closures for those roads within or surrounding the GLA area for which the Highways Agency is responsible.

Closures due to accidents involving HGVsClosures due to other accidents

Road

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

M4

3

2

1

10

15

0

M4 Spur

0

0

1

0

3

1

A1

0

0

0

1

3

0

M25

93

140

15

126

179

27

Note:Information is given only for those stretches of road within the GLA boundary except for the M25 where information is given for the whole route including A282, Dartford Crossing and the Heathrow Spur.

Closures also result from incidents such as spillages and breakdowns. The figures shown within the table do not include these, as they are not defined as accidents.