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Trunk Roads (Budget Underspend)

Volume 21: debated on Wednesday 7 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to avoid future repetition of the underspend of the 1981–82 trunk road construction budget.

We have added several schemes, mainly bypasses, to the programme and revived others on which work had been temporarily suspended. Both the main programme and the reserve list for the current two-year period are substantially larger, both in value and number of schemes, than were those for 1980 and 1981.