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Roads (Construction Grants)

Volume 889: debated on Wednesday 9 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, (1) if he will relax the time limits contained in Circular 164/74 relating to the termination of the specific highway grant system;(2) if he will list the county councils which have made representations concerning the timetable for the termination of the specific highway grant system outlined in Circular 164/74.

Representations have been made by the associations of local authorities, by the West Midlands County Council formally, and by three or four other local authorities informally, and my right hon. Friend has decided to relax the timetable. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of a note addressed on 24th March to the authorities affected.