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Roads (Expenditure)

Volume 890: debated on Monday 14 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list those trunk road schemes costing over £1 million each which have been delayed for over one year by the cuts in public expenditure, giving the estimated economic rate of return in each case.

The list is as follows. Many other schemes have been delayed for shorter periods.

Scheme TitleEconomic Rate of Return Per cent.
A40 Northleach By-Pass20
A49 Brimfield to Ashton19
A61 Ripley-Swanwick-Alfreton By-Pass18
A5111 Ashbourne Road-Allestree Improvement24
A40 Gloucester Northern By-Pass17
A10 Brandon Creek to South Runcton18
A41 M Kings Langley By-Pass38
A41 M Berkhamsted By-Pass31
A35 Dorchester By-Pass16
A35 Bridport By-Pass15
Al2 Kesgrave and Marlesham By-Pass15
A38 Almondsbury (M5) to Southmead18

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give an estimate of the total cost at 1974 survey prices of completing the 3,100 mile road network shown in his Department's consultation paper on lorry routes from the position reached at the end of the financial year 1974–75.