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Road Traffic

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the level of congestion on trunk roads and motorways on the afternoon of 8 February 2008; what figures she collates on such matters, including the cost to the economy; and if she will make a statement. (188470)

Fully validated congestion data for 8 February 2008 will be available in May 2008. This is due to the time it takes to collect, validate and produce these figures.

Once produced, journey time and delay figures are available nationally, at individual route level, by day and by time of day.

Figures on the cost of congestion to the economy are not routinely calculated, although assessments of this have been made, most recently in the Eddington Study, published in 2006.