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Road Construction And Public Transport

Volume 888: debated on Thursday 13 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the trends of public expenditure over the next five years on road construction and public transport.

The total expenditure on road construction 1974–75—1978–79 is expected to be nearly £200 million less at constant prices than for the previous five years. Over that period the five-year motorway and trunk road programme in England will decline somewhat while there will be a substantial fall in the construction of local authority roads. In percentage terms expenditure on road construction is expected to account for 35 per cent, of the total expenditure on transport over this period as compared with 48 per cent, in the previous five years, while expenditure on public transport is planned to rise from 27 per cent, of the total to 44 per cent. This reflects a change in priorities introduced by the Government which has already reduced the provision for motorways and trunk roads in 1975–76

Number of houses TypeAccommodationExternal areaNumber of occupantsAmount of contributions £
244 Semi-Detached Bungalows3/4 rooms, kitchen, bath, WC97–115 M2Not known20,797·23
12 Terraced Houses5 rooms, kitchen, bath, WC125 M2Not known1,049·35
1Detached Bungalow.6 rooms, kitchen, 2 baths and WC.178 M2Not known133·70
1 Old Cottage.3 rooms, kitchen.73 M2Not known22·54