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Motorway And Trunk Road Construction

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 7 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport if he will list in the Official Reporton which English motorway and trunk road construction schemes contracts have been let in 1979, giving in each case (a) the accepted tender price (b) the expected expenditure in 1979–80 and in 1980–81 and (c) the total expected cost of the scheme.

a) invitations to tender have been issued and ( b) contracts have been let in each quarter of 1978 and 1979.

The information relating to schemes in the national programme estimated to cost more than £0·5 million is as follows:

Number of Invitations IssuedNumber of Contracts Let
1978
1st Quarter74
2nd Quarter33
3rd Quarter78
4th Quarter65
1979
1st Quarter106
2nd Quarter310
3rd Quarter46
4th Quarter32