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Road Construction (International Comparisons)

Volume 981: debated on Wednesday 19 March 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport what proportion of national income is devoted to road construction in Great Britain, Germany and France, respectively.

The latest year for which consistent information for all three countries is available is 1976, when expenditure on new construction and extension, reconstruction and renewal of roads accounted for 0·7 per cent. of GDP in Great Britain, 1·2 per cent. in Germany and 0·9 per cent. in France. The most recent figure for Great Britain is 0·5 per cent. in 1978.