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Roads (Construction)

Volume 21: debated on Wednesday 7 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has made any estimate of the effects on employment of his road spending policies.

No. The number of workers needed for road construction varies greatly according to the characteristics of particular schemes. The indirect effects on employment elsewhere in the economy are even more difficult to quantify, but the Government's first priority for road investment is schemes which aid economic recovery and development.