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Motorway Service Areas: Public Lavatories

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance her Department provides on the (a) provision and (b) cleanliness of public toilets at motorway service areas. (214209)

Department for Transport Circular 01/2008 requires motorway service area operators to provide toilets and hand washing facilities for all road users, free of charge, every day of the year. The number of toilets operators are required to provide is linked to the traffic flow on the motorway which the facility serves.

Circular 01/2008 encourages motorway service area operators to comply with the Charter of the British Toilet Association.