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Roads (Expenditure)

Volume 245: debated on Wednesday 19 November 1930

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asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the fact that £500,000,000 has been spent on roads out of the national revenue during the last 10 years, he will say what additional sum has been spent out of local rates?

The figure to which the hon. Member refers is an estimate of the total expenditure during the last 10 years on the maintenance, improvement, cleansing and construction of highways, bridges and ferries on the part of local authorities in Great Britain, including grants from the Exchequer or the Road Fund. It includes both expenditure out of revenue and out of loans, but excludes loan charges.