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Volume 959: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if, in view of the need to improve the condition of many roads throughout the United Kingdom, he will now take steps to provide more funds for road building and maintenance, thereby also reducing the number of unemployed road construction workers.

I believe that my existing priorities for transport spending are broadly right and cannot hold out any promise that any funds will be available for road building or maintenance in the near future.