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 Title||Economic Rate of Return Per cent.|
|A40 Northleach By-Pass||20|
|A49 Brimfield to Ashton||19|
|A61 Ripley-Swanwick-Alfreton By-Pass||18|
|A5111 Ashbourne Road-Allestree Improvement||24|
|A40 Gloucester Northern By-Pass||17|
|A10 Brandon Creek to South Runcton||18|
|A41 M Kings Langley By-Pass||38|
|A41 M Berkhamsted By-Pass||31|
|A35 Dorchester By-Pass||16|
|A35 Bridport By-Pass||15|
|Al2 Kesgrave and Marlesham By-Pass||15|
|A38 Almondsbury (M5) to Southmead||18|
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.
About £1,400 million.