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Government consults on road facilities

The government has launched a consultation into new policy on the provision of roadside facilities in England.

Under secretary of state, Tom Harris, said that new policy came froma 12-week call for evidence, aimed at improving service for road users.

The consultation will last for six weeks, and investigate the following:

- Location of motorway service stations, including the determination for sites and the intervals betwwen sites.

- What kinds of facilities are needed at service stations

- service areas on trunk roads

- motorway rest areas

- lorry parking

- the provision and use of laybys.

Copies of the consultation document will be available from the parliament libraries.

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