Skip to main content

Road Construction (Employment Opportunities)

Volume 975: debated on Monday 3 December 1979

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Minister of Transport if he will list any research undertaken by his Department, the Transport and Road Research Laboratory, or any other organisation funded through his Department, which identifies the precise relationship between new road construc- tion or improvement, and resulting creation of employment opportunities.

:No such research is at present being carried out. The effects of new and improved roads on employment opportunities are considered in regional strategies and structure plans and in relation to individual road schemes.