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Construction And Improvement Schemes

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 27 October 1954

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asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he is now in a position to provide a complete list of the major uncompleted road schemes which will be approved for completion within the first three years of the new road programme.

When the Minister is thinking about what he is going to do in this matter, will he take into consideration the fact that we are paying a very much smaller percentage from taxes imposed on road users towards the improvement of the roads than is the case in any other country in the world? Will he see that something is done as speedily as possible about making the arrangements referred to in my Question?

I will bear in mind the main fact to which the hon. Gentleman has referred, and which is clearly set out in the document which most hon. Members received recently.

Is it not a fact that, notwithstanding the present congestion of the roads, we are likely to have an increasing number of motor cars using them in future?