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Volume 440: debated on Monday 21 July 1947

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asked the Minister of Transport how many men were employed on classified road repairs in England and Wales at 30th June or other convenient date; and whether we will now suspend such repairs and release the men for other productive activities.

The information asked for in the first part of the Question is not readily available. The answer to the second part is "No." Expenditure on the maintenance of classified roads this year is being kept as low as is economically justified.