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Roads (Expenditure)

Volume 13: debated on Monday 23 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of the motorway and trunk road maintenance budget was spent on motorways in each year since 1975–76; and what is the estimated proportion for 1981–82.

The proportion of the motorway and trunk road maintenance budget spent on motorways for each year from 1975–76 is set out below. The estimated proportion for the current year is 58 per cent.

per cent.
1975–7632
1976–7736
1977–7837
1978–7940
1979–8050
1980–8156

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the maintenance expenditure in 1980 survey prices per mile of English non-motorway trunk roads in (a) 1975–76 and (b) 1980–81; what was the average daily traffic flow in those years; what was the average daily flow of heavy goods vehicles; and what was the percentage change in each factor in the period.

The figures requested are as follows:

1975–761980–81per cent. Change
Maintenance expenditure per mile for non-motorway trunk roads at 1980 survey prices£10,666£8,316-28
Average daily traffic flow on non-motorway trunk roads13,50016,500+23
Average daily flow of heavy goods vehicles1,7001,800+6
On motorways there have been much larger increases in traffic flows.