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Five Years' Road Programme

Volume 344: debated on Wednesday 1 March 1939

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asked the Minister of Transport what is the estimated cost of the road improvement and construction schemes already approved for grant purposes; and what will be the Road Fund contribution to them?

I assume that the hon. Member refers to the five years' improvement programme. The estimated cost of schemes approved to 31st January, 1939, under that programme is £104 millions. The Road Fund contribution is estimated at £61 millions.