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Roads And Bridges (Expenditure)

Volume 344: debated on Wednesday 1 March 1939

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54 and 55.

asked the Minister of Transport (1) what was the expenditure on the maintenance, improvement and construction of roads and bridges for the year 1937–38; and how much of this was provided by the Road Fund and the local authorities, respectively;

(2) what proportion of the expenditure on the maintenance, improvement and construction of roads and bridges for the year 1937–38 was in respect of new construction?

The total expenditure in 1937–38 for highway purposes, including trunk roads but excluding expenditure recoverable from public utility undertakers, etc., is estimated to amount to approximately £59,000,000, of which about £40,000,000 was provided by local highway authorities and £19,000,000 by

Year ended 31st March.Grants made.Loan Charge Grants.
Glamorgan.Monmouth.Glamorgan.Monmouth.

£

£

£

£

1935179,33256,7854,431546
1936238,34961,1693,458182
1937301,303131,0722,191
1938283,89963,597995
1st April 1938, to 31st January, 1939209,108114,981925
Totals1,211,991427,60412,000728