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Small Schemes

Volume 640: debated on Wednesday 10 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Transport if he will now publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of his proposals for expenditure on classified roads by counties in respect of schemes costing less than £100,000 during each of the next three years.

This information is not available since many of the schemes in this category have not yet been selected. My Divisional Road Engineers will be making the selection in co-operation with the highway authorities concerned as soon as possible but some of the very small schemes for 1962–63 and 1963–64 are not likely to be chosen for some time.I would take this opportunity of correcting a factual error in my Answer to my hon. Friend's Question on 26th April. I said then that the figures in the table excluded the areas covered by the Conurbation Committees. As hon. Members may have realised from the notes to the table, they did in fact include some schemes in these areas.