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New Schemes

Volume 529: debated on Wednesday 7 July 1954

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60.

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation the total number and cost of new commitments for road construction and major improvements that have been entered into to date in fulfilment of his recently-announced roads programme; and on how many work has begun.

In the first quarter of this financial year £1,371,636 of Road Fund money has been committed on 330 new schemes, including 20 for land acquisition and preparatory work on trunk roads. A further £183,115 has been committed towards the extra cost of 106 earlier schemes. We do not keep detailed records of the progress of all these schemes, most of which are on classified roads, but I estimate that over 40 of the new schemes have started.

65.

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when the hon. Member for Clapham will receive a reply to his letter of 17th June as to the representations made, concerning an improvement in the allocation of capital for large road improvements in the London area, by a deputation of Members who discussed this matter with him on 10th May.