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Roads Expenditure

Volume 983: debated on Wednesday 23 April 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport what is his latest estimate of expenditure on the road system in the 1980–81 financial year.

The provision for expenditure on motorways and trunk roads in England in 1980–81 underlying the figures in the recent White Paper on public expenditure (Cmnd. 7481) is £302 million for construction and £91 million on maintenance—at 1979 survey prices. The level of expenditure on local roads will depend on the decisions of local authorities.