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Road Construction Units

Volume 932: debated on Thursday 26 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the total estimated cost of the road construction units.

I have nothing to add to the reply given to my hon. Friend, the Member for Sheffield, Heeley (Mr. Hooley) on 10th May 1977.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the current terms of reference of the road construction units; and whether he is satisfied with their efficiency.

As an integral part of the Department of Transport, the road construction units have no separate terms of reference. The road construction units are carrying out difficult jobs most efficiently and my right hon. Friend is satisfied with their performance.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the total number of staff employed by road construction units; and how this compares with the total employed in each of the last three years.

The total number of permanent staff employed by road construction units at 1st April 1977 was 2,765. Comparable figures for previous years: 2,947 in 1974, 2,711 in 1975 and 2,904 in 1976.